Arguments about unauthorised asylum seekers

I am now going to read you a few different arguments that have been made about unauthorised asylum seekers arriving here by boat. For each one please say whether you personally agree or disagree.

This question was asked in 2011.

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It is dangerous for unauthorised asylum seekers to come to Australia by boat as they might be badly injured or killed during the boat trip
92
7
Unauthorised asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat are jumping the queue and getting in ahead of other asylum seekers wanting to come to Australia
83
15
Too much money is spent processing unauthorised asylum seekers that arrive by boat in detention centres
81
17
Unauthorised asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat pose a potential security risk to Australia
79
20
The attention that the issue of unauthorised asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat receives is not justified by the relatively small numbers that arrive here by boat
49
46
Unauthorised asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat are often fleeing war and conflict and Australia should give them a chance to set up a new life in a safe country
49
47
International treaty obligations mean Australia has to accept refugees regardless of how they arrive here
37
60