Unhealthy obsession with house prices? Tall poppy syndrome? Cultural cringe? Join the club.
If Australia is the most successful multicultural nation in the world, then why this?
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It's now to be three strikes on a "more meaningful" test and you'll wait for two years.
Instead of a program threatening Australian jobs, there is the genuine possibility any crackdown will marginally harm the labour market.
Migration crackdown: Australia first and Australian values.
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'My frustration is that people talk about Islam without knowing anything about it.'
In fact, it's highly likely that Trump's policy will do much more harm than good.
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South Asian people are not simply cogs in the wheel of the economy.
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The rate of recorded deaths in the Mediterranean has risen sharply this year, with more than 3,740 migrants drowning on their way to Europe.
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Another recent poll said half would ban Muslims entering Australia.
Australians of conscience are aghast at our treatment of refugees, and they are variously confused and ashamed at the continuing impact of racism, in both policy and the wider culture. But so feeble is the state of the national conscience that those who raise their voices often seem to be shouting into the wind.
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Australia cannot credibly stand with world leaders in New York and claim to be a champion for refugee protection while maintaining its current suite of asylum policies.
Maybe lay off the fish and chip jokes.
The real problem arising from this week's revelations isn't so much the corruption of DIBP staff. It's the widespread criminality and system vulnerability present in Australia's visa regime.