Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for Australia

There could be no improved time than now to open our doorways to Hong Kong men and women eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Graphic: AP/Vincent Yu)

The final decision the Morrison government ought to get shortly on how it responds to the Chinese regime’s crackdown on Hong Kong is not uncomplicated, but should really be rather crystal clear. For moral, economic, foreign policy and political factors, Australia need to follow the British isles in offering some form of sanctuary to massive figures of Hong Kong citizens.

The very first step must be granting extensions to the non permanent visas of all ~17,000 Hong Kong people at the moment in Australia if they do not wish to return. As Labor claims, no one particular should be deported to Hong Kong now.

Further than that, Australia wants to identify how, and how a lot of, Hong Kong inhabitants who wish to escape the clutches of Beijing must be permitted to occur below.

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