#GoToOz? Australia giving special attention to fast-track humanitarian visas for white South African farmers

Australian Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton says white south african farmers deserves ‘special attention’ due to the ‘horrific circumstances’ they face in South Africa. He told the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday his department was examining a range of methods to fast-track their path to Australia on humanitarian or other visa programs.

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is pursuing legal changes to allow appropriation of farm lands without compensation for redistribution to black South Africans.

The policy has led to reports, including in the Australian media, that white farmers are being murdered at a rate of more than one per week.

“If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts, it’s a horrific circumstance they face,” Dutton said.

The home affairs minister noted Australia has refugee, humanitarian and other visa programs which have the “potential to help some of these people”. He said he had asked his department to look at the options “because from what I have seen they do do need help from a civilised country like ours”.

“The people we’re talking about want to work hard, they want to contribute to a country like Australia,” Dutton said.

“We want people who want to come here, abide by our laws, integrate into our society, work hard, not lead a life on welfare. And I think these people deserve special attention and we’re certainly applying that special attention now.”

Dutton suggested options included the in-country persecution visa category, and to bring them to Australia on humanitarian visas via referrals from others in Australia.

He said the home affairs department was looking at ways to help “some of these horrific cases” and suggested an announcement could be made shortly.

Asked if this could be achieved with the South African government’s cooperation, Dutton replied Australia “can work with governments all around the world”.

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41 thoughts on “#GoToOz? Australia giving special attention to fast-track humanitarian visas for white South African farmers

  1. To those people that think its right for killing whites I just can tell you as a white SA. We were brough up with respect for every colour of people and I am 50 now. So what must I say to you. Kill the politicians because they are the people thats blowing up this hate for its other. Not the citizens

  2. persecution
    pəːsɪˈkjuːʃn/Submit
    noun
    hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
    “her family fled religious persecution”
    synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill usage, discrimination, tyranny, tyrannization, punishment, torment, torture; More
    persistent annoyance or harassment.
    “his persecution at the hands of other students”

    • Denise Gerrish I did read the history of South Africa, and its not very nice but History has a habit of acting like a boomerang, whats put out by some comes back sooner or later doesn’t it?

    • So these farmers, some of whom my family knows personally, who are getting murdered, their wives raped and forced to watch their families die? This is ok because it happened during apartheid to black South Africans? Why don’t you actually visit South Africa Bev Widdison and then tell me that they are getting what they deserve. Most ignorant, disgusting comment I have ever read.

    • Bev Widdison, I’d like to give you benifit of the doubt that you do not fully understand the entirety of your comment. Advocating the rape, torture and murder of young children..Absolutely disgusting!

    • Oh my… Criky who would want people like you coming to our beautiful country, what a filthy mouthed “White” South African you are Densil Gravett, because you dont sound like a true black African thats for sure. ! Wash your mouth out young man !!

    • Bev Widdison Im quite convinced that you have NO clue what so ever!!! Do you have family members that were tortured, raped, mutilated ..because they’re white. Even babies and children? Frail old people? And just so that you know…no, they haven’t stolen anyones land or anything else for that matter. Decent, hard working people. Providing food on the table for everyone..black and white. Nothing anyone says can justify whats happening here. That is the only truth.

    • Bev Widdison, nobody likes seeing a child being dumped in boiling water. And no, this was not the way whites treated their employees. At what point would you have preferred democracy was accepted? 1900? It had to happen sometime, but when? And does it make the time before the transition wrong? I give you the African model and without hindsight, you do it right the first time. But before you start, please take a bit of time to read about Africa first.

    • persecution
      pəːsɪˈkjuːʃn/Submit
      noun
      hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
      “her family fled religious persecution”
      synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill usage, discrimination, tyranny, tyrannization, punishment, torment, torture; More
      persistent annoyance or harassment.
      “his persecution at the hands of other students”

    • JB Burger For Gods sake quite the bloody lies, just get your history books out and read up on what the “White” people did to the Africans while taking the land from them.. The same happened in Australia.. Seems theirs a lot of people who hate history and love to change it to suit themselves.. I shall comment no more on this matter.

    • A true black African is “BLACK” and their ancestry is AFRICAN ! Not some holy than though white person who came and stole their land and treated them as second class citizens.

    • Bev Widdison, so you know the truth? All the way over there in Aus? You know, people are dying in South Africa living the reality and having lived the life here and you are willing to poor fuel on the flames?? Since you brought it up, God bless you and your family, I hope you never have to face this kind of reality.

    • JB Burger I am glad I don’t life in any other country than our Australia, I know people a suffering, they have for decades but its our Australian government who seems to have more sympathy for “white” people than those with a coloured skin. I have many close friends who are proud First Australians, I understand their feelings of sorrow and sometimes anger concerning the past and how early settlers in this country almost wiped them out. I happen to have ancestors who came to this country with the first fleet as convicts, two were African, former slaves. As I learn about their life before they arrived in this country, I feel I have a little undrstanding of how they must have felt. We in Australia are fortunate that the aborigines, a very proud people. They fought to protect their land and their people in the early years, yet since the 1900’s they have never taken up arms against us, though most of us feel they should as they have every reason to hate the white’s for what was done to their families even up till 1970’s and our government still treats them as second class citizens. I still say, if you treat people in a bad way you can expect the same in return sooner of later.

    • Bev Widdison I have very bad news for you: You are exactly the same as we white South Africsns are. Do you actually know what your (white) ancestors did when they “stole” the poor Aborigini’s land and took it for themselves?? My daughter is actually being taught in school, the history of Australian racism and systematic murder of Aboriginian people when your brutal ancestors claimed Australia…The horridness of what they did to those people…its shocking Bev.
      Oh cricky Bev…that means your sitting on stolen land. Maybe you even own stolen land. Do you have children? O my soul..that would mean they are a bunch of terrible white thieves…bathing in their white privilage!!! Uhmmm…so that would then also mean ,you would justify and condone your own and your family’s own torture..for hours Bev. Imagine yourself being raped, beaten up, burnt with a warm iron or boiling water…. Your daughter or son’s neck slit open…You being pulled around the house by your hair,Bev. I can send you a few links to verify my sources about your ancesters and my ancestors. I dont think theres much difference… I wonder who your sources are?? Bev…I will say this again.
      YOU HAVE NO CLUE. Herewith I rest my case.

    • Ying Ruan, you really need to get your facts right. Palestine was originally all of the land bordered by Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, with the red sea and Mediterraenean making the remaining borders. A protectorate roughly the size of modern Syria.
      The original mandate was given by the league of Natrions for two countrys to be formed, being Trans Jordan for the Moslem Arab population, and Israel for the Jewish population.
      The land Area of the proposed Israel was originally slightly larger than current Israel, and the later proposals an unworkable hodge podge.
      To assume that Jordan is not also part of Palestine is a convenient rewrite of History.
      Israel has at various times offered to vacate the disputed lands while seeking lasting peace. All such offers have been rebuffed.
      Of note Gaza had both a thriving tourist and export floral industry at the time Israel left, that was promptly destroyed by the new population.
      Yes crimes are commited by both sides, but justification by misinformation is a greater crime.

    • Clayton Baxter you are the one spreading misinformation. Look at the map of Israel decades ago and now and you will see that Israel has expanded and stole land. There is apartheid in Palestine. The world needs to wake up and speak up against the crimes of Zionists.

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