Indonesia most likely doesn't really have a robust asylum infrastructure nor will it be easy to find pathways into the labour market for much of the aus population. Many of them would remain there as illegals, probably facing discrimination from locals, and would have a tough time making ends meet. NZ meanwhile is a tiny country with a tiny population. Now of course it all being the west we can assume there will be plenty aid sent from the US and Europe, but let's pretend the status is akin to random middle eastern or african states. In that case, the number of AUS refugees would vastly outnumber the NZ population and its ability to care for them. That's a nice clusterfuck in the making.
At the end of the day, like with any conflict, you'll see those who flee will disperse across the globe and quite a few would opt to go to the EU, US, Canada. In the case of aus probably millions. Now like you I would love
if all refugees just remained far away from me and didn't bother me with their existence, but fact of the matter is that circumstance motivates these people to chase a life worth living elsewhere. That circumstance being war driving them out in the first place, and many uncertainties confronting people along the way. If you flee from the Congo for example, you could be unemployed and illegal in neighbouring Sudan, or you might as well chance it to Europe because you believe they'll actually have a refugee processing system and a labour market worth a damn where you could perhaps build a new life.
In summary if you want to think of solutions, you might want to diagnose the right problems first. Also in proposing 'solutions' please keep in mind the fact that the places you like to live in are generally signatories to refugee conventions and may even have them enshrined directly or indirectly in constitutional law. Shooting civilians fleeing war or making them drown at sea or otherwise locking them up in concentration camp style habitations, aren't legally acceptable.
It is above all horribly depressing that I have to appeal to legal argument because I just know you'd be fine with those options if they were on the table.
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