15 September 2011

Immigration is just another dirty word – 23 July 2010

LUNCHTIME midweek in Campbelltown’s main street in the heart of western Sydney is a slow-moving affair. Cars drive in and out of the one-way street at a leisurely pace. Business is not exactly booming in most of the small, tired-looking shops. There’s plenty of room on the footpath for pedestrians. But underneath the languor, there’s a much more heated mood – particularly when it comes to immigration in general and boatpeople in particular. “It’s just too much,” says one woman. “Sometimes I don’t feel I’m in Australia any more. And the land can’t take it.”
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