asylum welfare benefits seekers will be used as live-in companions for retirees and to ‘help out’ on farms across Western Australia under a new homestay scheme starting next month and backed by the Dhimmigration Department.
(Well, there you go, a win-win solution for the Gillard government – get rid of the ‘no-longer productive’ retirees while getting cheap housing for the Muslim entitlement whores)
The Australian (h/t Liz) Every West Australian with a spare room is being urged to sign up for the Homestay Helping Hand program, with hosts paid $50 a week for each asylum seeker in exchange for providing board and food.
Asylum seekers, in return, are urged to “help out around the home or farm”, “pick up the shopping”, or “provide company for someone who’s lonely.” (Will the government provide emergency neck alarms so the elderly hosts can call police after they’ve raped, beaten, or robbed by their new “companions”)
Muslim invaders torch Christmas Island detention center
The scheme will be run by the Australian Homestay Network, which finds accommodation for asylum seekers after they are processed on Christmas Island and released by the Immigration Department on bridging visas while their refugee claims are assessed.
Executive chairman David Bycroft said placements would start within a month and it was a “chance for Australians to put their hand up and be part of the solution instead of complaining about the problem.” He said live-in asylum seekers could not replace paid staff but they were available to help with jobs and chores around the house or farm.
The scheme is separate from another homestay program called the Community Placement Network (CPN), which started in May last year but has stalled with just over 30 placements so far this year. CPN placements last six weeks but in the Helping Hand program, asylum seekers can stay with a host for years if both parties want it.
Mr Bycroft said there would soon be thousands of would-be refugees living in the community under the Helping Hand program because Australia “faces a massive wave of asylum seekers looking for affordable accommodation”.
“The asylum seeker can help out, pick up the shopping, perhaps drive the car,” he said.
“We’re after retirees or couples, maybe their kids have left the home, they’ve got empty rooms and they want to do something good. For a single person it gives them company a great idea for someone who’s lonely.”
SHE admits to “a little bit of trepidation”, but Fremantle retiree Maureen Ramsay will soon open her home to an asylum seeker and says she is looking forward to it. The former TAFE lecturer and manager is a mother of four and grandmother of eight who now lives alone and has two empty bedrooms.
“I feel quite concerned about the situation for asylum seekers and refugees and I thought, ‘I can do something, I’ve got space’,” the 70-year-old said. “It might be intense at the beginning but I feel it would be more frightening for them than for me. (Lock this woman up, she has clearly lost her mind)
“I have no idea what to expect. I suppose there will be some cultural hurdles. They may not speak English. (Yep, Granny, ‘communication’ will be your main problem)
“Some of my friends think I’m quite naive and I guess I have a little bit of trepidation because some people are quite anti-refugees and think that anyone who is sympathetic is a bit naive. I don’t agree with that. We should give people a chance.
Mrs Ramsay said her family supported her decision. She said the $50 a week she will receive under the Homestay Helping Hand program would mostly cover the cost of providing meals.