Thoughts on this?
We have plenty of regional communties where the population has contracted and some have taken positive steps such as Jandowee selling land at $1/block with conditions to people willing to build a house and move there.
Potentially these same communities could sponsor a refugee family (if they vote to do so). they would provide a block of land and house either abandoned or a relocated cheapy, but suitable. Grant provided by govt to furnish and must be accounted. Significant loss or damage can see this Australian stay cancelled.
The family would send their kids to local school (so town must have primary and high school or bus to same) and the community must find suitable employment, perhaps with govt rebate deceasing over 2 years. Welfare officer visits on regular basis to ensure they are settling in ok and if required pull them out if its not working.
- At least one member of family must be fluent in in written and oral english with others some grasp
- Providen to be genuine refugee's seeking refuge from political and/or relgious grounds. I'll also leave the door open for genuine economic, but not those likely to pay for a flight to Jakata and stay in high level accomdation.
- After testing, appears genuine to want to intergrate into Australian community. Not move here and want other women in the street to cover up, or ready to kill their daughter because she talks to boys etc.
- Must maintain reasonable work ethic, social behaviour and school behaviour and performance.
- Option not available in a major centre, only regional.
- Family cannot move from location for 2years, unless for employment purpose after 12mths. Not restrictions on holidays or travel
- A recorded criminal offense cancels the program and right to stay in Australia
- Children who are problematic/have criminal convictions will not be able stay past the end of high school or if they leave/abandon school. they are not entitled to apply for PR or citizenship until 18.
At the end of 2 years, the local community have a vote on whether they can stay, or must leave, this can impact on the families ability to get Permanent Resisdence and they risk being deported if govt review finds them unworthy based on community feedback. The community can approve them to stay, but they can choose to move on once issued with PR.