exactly the same as refugees, people that flee their country should be welcome and allowed in more protected countries. Mr Phil Glendenning, President of the Refugee Council of Australia, quotes,'We have to stop treating asylum seekers as if we are at war with them. Compassion is not weakness – it is our greatest civilising strength. Australia has benefited greatly through the contribution of generations of immigrants, including those who were refugees and asylum seekers. They have brought wonderful diversity to our culture, lent their skills and hard work to the labour market and added youth and vitality to the nation'.