Australia is ready to consider issuing special visas to white South African farmers because of the “horrific circumstances” of the recent confiscation of their land without compensation that was ordered by the government, as well as ongoing violence and murder against them.
Peter Dutton, Australia’s Minister of Home Affairs, told the Sydney Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that his department is considering a series of initiatives to facilitate the victims’ immigration to Australia through humanitarian and other visa programs.
“I think these people need help, and they need the help of a civilized country like ours,” said Dutton.
The Minister said that it is clear that the farmers in question want to work hard and contribute to the wealth of the countries they live in.
“We want people who want to come here, abide by our laws, integrate into our society, work hard, not lead a life on welfare,” he said. “And I think these people deserve special attention and we’re certainly applying that special attention now.”