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Following close on the heels of the recycled email declaring that Aborigines can travel anywhere for free comes the schnews that refugees are stealing the tins of cat and dog food pensioners subsist on, selling the contents on eBay for a massive profit, and using the empty cans to construct a massive wall around their rapidly-expanding rural and urban ghettoes. All to rounds of applause from tree hugging greenie, homo, bleeding heart, commie, socio-parasitic, democratic, race-mixing, cosmopolitan, globalist, pseudo-intellectual, pinko, trendy yuppie scum.
Or something like that.
Actually, shit-for-brains local racists have been getting all excited as the result of the circulation of yet another, considerably old and horribly foreign piece of propaganda, allegedly originating in Canada. Like any other good meme, it resurfaces periodically to delight bigots and frustrate advocates. MediaWatch ran a piece on the propaganda earlier in the week; Snopes provides a run-down on the original, which apparently dates to March 2004 and an article in the Toronto Star. Anyways, here’s what the tree hugging greenie, homo, bleeding heart, commie, socio-parasitic, democratic, race-mixing, cosmopolitan, globalist, pseudo-intellectual, pinko, trendy yuppie scum of the Refugee Council of Australia had to say:
RESPONSE TO OUTLANDISH CLAIMS ABOUT BENEFITS TO REFUGEES
October 2, 2007
The Refugee Council of Australia has called on Australians to ignore an email which continues to be circulated nationally and claims that a single refugee receives $1458 more per month than an aged pensioner.
The email […] statement is blatantly inaccurate and intended to create resentment towards refugees and fuel racism.
A refugee who has permanent residency in Australia receives exactly the same social security benefit as any Australian-born person in the same circumstances. Refugees apply for social security through Centrelink like everyone else and are assessed for the different payment options in the same way as everyone else.
A single person applying for Newstart Allowance (whether or not he or she is a refugee) will receive $424.38 per fortnight, whereas a single person on an Aged Pension Payment will receive a fortnightly payment of $525.10. A single aged pensioner therefore receives more than $100 per fortnight more than a single refugee (or a single Australian-born person) who qualifies for Newstart – not $1458 per month less, as claimed in the email.
Refugees have fled persecution in their own country and sought safety and peace in Australia. The authors of this email are intentionally trying to create ill feeling towards refugees by spreading false information.
But enough of this tomfoolery. Briggs’ chaffeur-driven limousine has just rocked up outside the slackbastard mansion, and we’re off to some fugees’ palace in Toorak to join ZOG agents 008 and 009 to snort coke — washed down with vodka bought with KGB gold — off the ample bosoms of professional strippers.