Refugees in Valley would drive up unemployment, readers say
THERE are not enough jobs in the Clarence Valley for the government to be bringing asylum seekers here to live say most of the responders on The Daily Examiner's Facebook page.
Despite information showing accommodating refugees has boosted economies in other areas, the majority of posters to the page said we should be looking after local people first.
Here is a sample of the views expressed:
Brittany Paul: There are hundreds, if not thousands of people in the Clarence Valley who aren't working because there are no jobs available here.
Claire Wotton: I have no problem with refugees. But the country towns have no jobs for the locals so what are they going to do.
Sarah N Josh McMahon: Social enterprise could create both jobs and new industry, using the labour resource refugees offer, and giving them a safe place to live.