In this same year we accepted 1,100 more migrants from Lebanon, ( of 6,000 from the Middle East ) which has a population of only 3.5 million, despite the fact that that community here having a 25% unemployment rate and a not small minority being very troublesome, particularly in Sydney, with clearly little interest in assimilating.
I wrote several times to Ministers regarding this disparity, I have not been able to get the immigration figures for the 2002 - 2003 period to compare, I hope they are much better than the previous year.
The plot was a 27-year old virgin who wanted to wait until she finds the right man.
She would soon fall in love with her correspondent and ask him for money for visa and tickets to join the man in his country.
A telephone interview with Terry was published in the Sunday issue along with details they received from Moscow, and initiated another wave of talks about Internet marriage scams in Australia.
It looks like I am going to have the last laugh."When I said I went right to the top with a complaint about a Russian scammer, that is exactly what I did, the very top.
But unlike many other men, Terry not only sent a warning to others but wanted to do more and so continued tracking down the criminals determined to have them prosecuted.
He launched a webpage with information on the scammers to collect reports from other victims.
"In the past, I have written to the Prime Minister, Immigration Minister and various talk back radio programs in Sydney, recommending that we encourage increased migration from Russia and Ukraine as it my opinion that your people assimilate very easily and become highly productive, decent, loyal assets to this country, unlike many migrants from other areas.
I complained that it seems we only want people from there if they are athletes or coaches who can win us a few extra gold medals at the Olympics."In the year 2001-2002 Australia unfortunately only accepted 187 migrants of all classes from those two countries, - despite the fact that they have a combined, and highly educated, population exceeding 200 million."Those figures for the 2001 - 2002 are particularly annoying especially when one compares them with some other countries.