Australia had been infamous for refusing international refugees. Once a Norwegian cargo ship saved a boat of refugees in the south pacific, who were boating to Australia, Aussies refused them to get on the port of Darwin and scolded the Norwegian ship to take the boat of refugees to Norway.
Notorious Australian Refugees camps in Manus Island and Nauru Island of PNG were condemned by Amnesty International. Any western governments too? I didn't hear about it.
In 2016, when US President Barack Obama asked Australia to request anyone who opens a bank account in Australia must claim whether he or she is a US tax citizen, then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull bargained a refugee deal with the USA: the US has to take 1250 refugees from Australia if the US wants Aussie to clear non-US citizen tax status when banking.
The USA. President Donald Trump later called it a ‘dumb deal’ I have never heard. Five years Until now, only 870 refugees from Australia have arrived in the USA.
We Canadians have to do the same for the USA when we open a bank account with our own banks in Canada. I am not praising the Kangaroos' refugees' policies and attitudes here. I am just thinking about why Justin Trudeau couldn't learn something from Australia when dealing with our two Michaels issues with the US and China?
In 2016, then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Barack Obama signed a deal to transfer 1,250 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island to the USA.