This statement was made by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) in response to a statement made recently by the Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton, in which he indicated that his department was going to fast track visas for white South African farmers.
Dutton said he had directed the Home Affairs department to explore whether the farmers can be accepted into Australia through refugee, humanitarian or other visas, including the in-country persecution visa category.
Dutton's remarks seemed particularly galling in light of his department's heavy-handed treatment of a family of Tamil asylum seekers, who were last week removed from their Queensland home by Australian Border Force officers at the crack of dawn after being denied refugee status.
"I think in this circumstance we do need to look at the persecution that's taking place", Dutton told Sydney's 2GB radio on Thursday.
The African Farmers Association of South Africa said it was "offensive for the minister to polarise agriculture".
"And I think these people deserve special attention and we're certainly applying that special attention now".
South Africa's foreign ministry dismissed the suggestion of special visas and said that there was no reason...
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"That really concerns me because global law doesn't discriminate, it does not say we should accept refugees on the basis of whether they make good migrants, or whether they're well educated", she said. He also criticised President Ramaphosa's plans to accelerate redistribution of farmland to the black majority without compensation.
"Further he also seemingly admits that the concern of white South Africans is just as valid as that of any other citizen, while the South African authorities are only too glad to hold the community as scapegoats for problems in the country and treat them as second class citizens", says Bailey. "That threat simply does not exist". They have no trouble communicating in English, and, as the minister pointed out, there's a "huge South African expat community within Australia".
Per a land audit report, the white farmers in the country still own 72 percent of the country's farms.
Dutton's comments about "the horrific circumstances" faced by the white farmers ignited a diplomatic row overnight. "We cannot have a situation of anarchy when we have proper constitutional means through which we can work to give land to our people".
"The ruling ANC party backs expropriation of land without compensation".
Greens refugee spokesman Nick McKim told The New Daily: "Peter Dutton's willingness to help white South Africans stands in complete contrast with his cold-hearted neglect of the Rohingya people".