Should an affluent nation try harder to help people seeking a better life?

Should an affluent nation try harder to help people seeking a better life?

Fear of the arrival of asylum seekers and refugees by boat has existed for decades. Although ocean-going asylum seekers make up a tiny fraction of the total number of migrants who enter Australia, the media coverage is enormous. Fears for employment and the economy persist even in a time of unprecedented wealth. Is there some merit to these concerns? Does Australia’s continued prosperity carry with it an obligation to those with less?
 

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