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An Australian Island full of Islamic bludgers
May 14th, 2012 at 6:55pm
 
check it out !!

If this story is true then what on earth is going on in this country ?  An Island full of useless pieces of rubbish sponging off the welfare system and a lame government bending over to throw more money at them !!

http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/lifestyle/article/-/13681914/idyllic-welf...

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An island paradise with an idyllic lifestyle comes at a massive cost to taxpayers, with an unemployment rate that varies between 60 and 80 per cent.

It's a little-known Australian territory that's closer to Sri Lanka than Canberra, where locals depend heavily on Centrelink payments to stay afloat.

The bulk of the population is on welfare, and many are claiming much more than they should.

The island’s population relies heavily on Canberra to maintain their isolated existence, and each year tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are channelled to the external Australian territory’s population in the form of welfare payments and grants.

Despite the idyllic setting in the Coco Islands however, there is trouble in paradise.

2,750 kilometres northwest of Perth, and halfway between Madagascar and Canberra, is Australia’s most isolated Centrelink office.

Home Island is the unemployment capital of the Indian Ocean. It is home to a unique group of Australian citizens living in paradise at the taxpayers’ expense.

From the office Haji Adam coordinates welfare payment for the 550 odd population living in the unspoilt paradise that is Australia’s Cocos Keeling Islands.

Adams is not only Centrelink’s agent but also Chief Imam, the religious leader of the Muslim community which for nearly three decades has battled unemployment.


Living in paradise comes at a cost. The jobless rate fluctuates from 60 to 80 per cent, and the cost of importing food and freight is high.

“At the moment I have a number of customers who really have expressed their concern about the rate of payment from Centrelink. It is not really enough because of the cost of living, so I think it is really difficult,” Adam said.

Next financial year, the Federal Government has allocated nearly $53,000 for every person on the islands. All up it is around $37 million to maintain health, education, communication and airline services, and that is on top of a dole bill that runs into the millions each year.

On Home Island you can’t buy alcohol or cigarettes. There are no pubs and pokies, and peoples’ lives are guided by their Islamic faith, but still governed by Australia Law. And while there aren’t the employment opportunities of those from mainland Australia, there is evidence of Centrelink fraud, and it has raised questions as to whether the welfare payments to the Cocos Island are being properly administered.

John Clunies-Ross is the direct descendent of the Scottish family who ruled the islands for five generations. Clunies-Ross’s father was forced to sell the islands to the Commonwealth in 1978, and since then the coconut processing industry collapsed, and the islanders’ jobs evaporated.

“They could not afford what they have, so a few of them have to go on the dole, otherwise they couldn't afford it,” Clunies-Ross said.

There is no work for the dole program, and many of those able to work do so part time to share employment opportunities. But some are still exploiting the system.

41-year-old Azman Arkrie and his five children live in one of the 100 government provided homes on the island. He has been back just over a week from serving two months of a three month sentence in jail in Western Australia for Centrelink fraud.

He has so far paid back $11,000 of the $30,000 he illegally claimed.

Arkrie claims he was unlucky to have been caught, because he certainly was not acting alone.

Next month another home islander will face a court accused of claiming Centrelink benefits for two children who don’t exist, and while many people declined to comment on camera, it was confirmed from various sources across both islands that overpayment of welfare on the island had been rife for years.

Dieter Gerhard has lived on the archipelago’s west island for more than twenty years. He says “Australia has bred a welfare mentality, and it has bred that mentality by basically whatever Home Island, wanted the Government was there writing a big cheque.”

Loyd Liest is the only European living outside the settlement on Home Island. “I know the Government has spent a lot of dough trying to re-educate and retrain the people in that, but it hasn't sort of worked,” he said.

Household incomes are often pooled and a housing shortage on Home Island means extended families live under the one roof. If no one in the household works, combined incomes could be more than $1,200 per week.

“Could there have been a better education program there, that if people were receiving benefits that may have been dubious, to perhaps give them a tap on the shoulder some time ago, and say ‘hey guys, this isn't something that you're entitled to’,” Gerhard asked.

Locals argue that local Imam and Centrelink agent Adam should have done just that, given he certifies all births, deaths and marriages on the island.

He was unable to talk to Today Tonight about the issue, but told us over the phone that despite the small number of clients, he was not privy to all islanders’ welfare claims.

Adam’s bosses at Centrelink in Canberra refused to talk to Today Tonight on camera. Despite having an employee on the island they say they are unable to confirm how many investigations are ongoing into the misappropriation or overpayment of Australian taxpayer funds.
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Re: Australian Island full of Islamic bludgers
Reply #1 - May 14th, 2012 at 6:59pm
 
Nail,
I am sick of working hard & paying taxes for people like that -
just having a holiday on a tropical island on me.
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Reply #2 - May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm
 
Why does their religion come into it?

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Reply #3 - May 14th, 2012 at 7:22pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm:
Why does their religion come into it?

SOB



Why can't they pray for money from Allah instead of my tax money?
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2012 at 8:48pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm:
Why does their religion come into it?



Good question.

Still waiting on the answer I see.

So ... ?
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Reply #5 - May 14th, 2012 at 9:36pm
 
Uncle Meat wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 8:48pm:
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm:
Why does their religion come into it?



Good question.

Still waiting on the answer I see.

So ... ?


C'mon numpties, see if you can spot the tell-tale clause.

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On Home Island you can’t buy alcohol or cigarettes. There are no pubs and pokies, and peoples’ lives are guided by their Islamic faith, but still governed by Australia Law. And while there aren’t the employment opportunities of those from mainland Australia, there is evidence of Centrelink fraud, and it has raised questions as to whether the welfare payments to the Cocos Island are being properly administered.


The Imam is the Centrelink boss, too. But knew nuffin' about nuffin', as usual. They probably treat the money from Canberra as dhimmi tax, jizya, paid to the Muslims of the island by the infidel dogs.
Something like that.





ANyway and even more interesting snippet is in this paragraph:
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John Clunies-Ross is the direct descendent of the Scottish family who ruled the islands for five generations. Clunies-Ross’s father was forced to sell the islands to the Commonwealth in 1978, and since then the coconut processing industry collapsed, and the islanders’ jobs evaporated.



Government buys island  >>> sole industry collapses.

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Re: An Australian Island full of Islamic bludgers
Reply #6 - May 14th, 2012 at 10:09pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm:
Why does their religion come into it?


Which is exactly what I was thinking as the program was airing.  They seemed to be making a big thing out of the bulk of the island's population being Muslim, showed scenes of Muslims praying several times, and kept repeating that the Centrelink representative was also the Imam.

What we really have is an island where between 60 to 80% of the local population are out of work, due to the collapse of the local industry, and a select few are rorting the system.  Lower the unemployment figures and it's not unlike mainland Australia.

The Muslim connection was just invented for the program in order to appeal to a xenophobic audience.
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Reply #7 - May 14th, 2012 at 10:18pm
 
The headline should be "An Australian Island full of  bludgers"...religion has nothing to do with what's happening over there.
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Reply #8 - May 14th, 2012 at 10:42pm
 
metal_j wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 10:18pm:
The headline should be "An Australian Island full of  bludgers"...religion has nothing to do with what's happening over there.


Or perhaps "Australian island with huge unemployment problem".....
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Reply #9 - May 14th, 2012 at 10:59pm
 
Frances wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 10:09pm:
They seemed to be making a big thing out of the bulk of the island's population being Muslim, showed scenes of Muslims praying several times, and kept repeating that the Centrelink representative was also the Imam.

What we really have is an island where between 60 to 80% of the local population are out of work, due to the collapse of the local industry, and a select few are rorting the system.  Lower the unemployment figures and it's not unlike mainland Australia.

The Muslim connection was just invented for the program in order to appeal to a xenophobic audience.


In 2010 the population of the Islands was estimated to be just over 600 of which 100 are ethnic europeans and the majority are ethnic Malays, 80% of the population are sunni muslims.

The coconut processing industry might have collapsed yet tourism is the major breadwinner for these Islands and that has not collapsed
http://www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au

How are you going to lower the unemployment rate when muslim women dont work, muslims are the largest group of unemployed people in the west, google muslim unemployment and see what you get.
There was a study done in Queensland which put muslim unemployment about 5x higher than average despite it also claiming muslims get more university degrees compared to Australians.
Falah has a university degree in Arabic,Islamic schools pump out a lot of Islamic scholars yet that does not help you get a job in the real world.

Would the exact opposite of a xenophobe be someone who promiscously embraces foreign cultures while snobbishly rejecting their own culture?

Muslims view centrelink payments as shariah compatible which if you look at the jizya paid by non muslims to support muslims you will see why they have that mindset.



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Reply #10 - May 14th, 2012 at 11:31pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 7:04pm:
Why does their religion come into it?

SOB


they are all muslims that's where it comes into it !!

they despise the west but are impartial to the west's generous welfare system. Taking money from infidels is OK but everything else is not. Funny about that Sad
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Reply #11 - May 14th, 2012 at 11:33pm
 
Baronvonrort wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 10:59pm:
Frances wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 10:09pm:
They seemed to be making a big thing out of the bulk of the island's population being Muslim, showed scenes of Muslims praying several times, and kept repeating that the Centrelink representative was also the Imam.

What we really have is an island where between 60 to 80% of the local population are out of work, due to the collapse of the local industry, and a select few are rorting the system.  Lower the unemployment figures and it's not unlike mainland Australia.

The Muslim connection was just invented for the program in order to appeal to a xenophobic audience.


In 2010 the population of the Islands was estimated to be just over 600 of which 100 are ethnic europeans and the majority are ethnic Malays, 80% of the population are sunni muslims.

The coconut processing industry might have collapsed yet tourism is the major breadwinner for these Islands and that has not collapsed
http://www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au

How are you going to lower the unemployment rate when muslim women dont work, muslims are the largest group of unemployed people in the west, google muslim unemployment and see what you get.
There was a study done in Queensland which put muslim unemployment about 5x higher than average despite it also claiming muslims get more university degrees compared to Australians.
Falah has a university degree in Arabic,Islamic schools pump out a lot of Islamic scholars yet that does not help you get a job in the real world.

Would the exact opposite of a xenophobe be someone who promiscously embraces foreign cultures while snobbishly rejecting their own culture?

Muslims view centrelink payments as shariah compatible which if you look at the jizya paid by non muslims to support muslims you will see why they have that mindset.


Sharia compatible. How ironical Wink

Money talks and bullshit walks Wink
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Reply #12 - May 15th, 2012 at 12:04am
 
Nail,
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If this story is true then what on earth is going on in this country ?
An Island full of useless pieces of rubbish sponging off the welfare
system and a lame government bending over to throw more money at them !!


Well said Nail.
It's hard to work when you have to pray 5 times a day.  Grin
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Reply #13 - May 15th, 2012 at 12:08am
 
Sir lastnail wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 11:33pm:
bullshit walks


all over this forum at times.....
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Reply #14 - May 15th, 2012 at 2:06am
 
Sir lastnail wrote on May 14th, 2012 at 6:55pm:
An Island full of useless pieces of rubbish sponging off the welfare system








Australia's welfare capitals

December 19, 2011



There are towns and suburbs throughout Australia where more people are claiming unemployment benefits than paying taxes, stuck without work for life.

The 'dole suburbs', where hope is lost, are filled with racial tension which masks the real reason for why there is such a void between those who have jobs and those who don't.

Around the country, in towns where no one works, in streets where everyone is on the dole, the unemployed take aim at migrants, who they believe are taking their jobs.

In one family, there are three generations who have never worked a day in their life. Mum Valerie and daughter Tanya point the finger squarely at migrants.

Valerie and Tanya live in the Sydney suburb of Fairfield. According to statistics released this year Fairfield has one of the highest number of welfare recipients per capita anywhere in Australia. Incredibly, one in five residents is on welfare.

There are suburbs and towns like Fairfield all over Australia. In Queensland the highest dole ratio can be found in the Cairns region, followed by Townsville, Bundaberg, Toowoomba and the fringe suburbs of Beenleigh and Woodridge.

In Melbourne, the Northwest region stretching from Brunswick to Broadmeadows and Sunbury is the ‘welfare belt’. They’re more often than not the same suburbs new migrants locate to for a fresh start at making it in a new country. It makes for plenty of resentment and tension.

But Ali Fahmi isn’t buying it.

At 21 he's been working for six years and runs his own bricklaying business. He needs workers, but he gets no response to job ads. He says any allegation migrants are taking jobs is ridiculous. In his case he creates jobs - jobs no one wants.




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http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/lifestyle/article/-/12404381/australias-w...



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