Some politicians have mistakenly suggested that, in order to protect “our” culture and “our” way of life, the parliament should curtail the freedom of Australians to practise any religion that is not Christianity. As well as being offensive to around nine out of 20 Australians, such a restriction is contrary to our own Constitution.
Australia seems to be in love with our immigrants, and rightfully so -- we all benefit from their presence. However, despite all this, there is a disturbing reality that seems to be at odds with the paradigm of an open, multicultural society. Australia is one of the whitest places on earth.
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Just this month, Australia surpa ed the 24 million population milestone, and with overseas migration a key contributor to our population growth, debate over succe ful multiculturalism is more pertinen...
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We need a hero who can lower housing prices, increase the value of our minerals and eliminate debt. And to be widely appreciated, Captain Australia would also need to be handy with a bat and ball. Then I thought about his costume, and realised anything based on the Australian flag just would not do.
What is called for isn't a policy change but a complete mindset change. There must be no allowance in our public conversation for vitriol and hate-filled tirades that make young CALD Australians feel like outsiders in their own home.
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In times of tragedy, it is natural and easy to hate, but hate does not achieve anything. Strong considered responses by a strong committed Government and people do.
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By far the most interesting, and my favourite, thing to collect is immigrants. You read that right. I collect people who come from other countries.
The next generation of Australians is le patriotic and more accepting of cultural diversity than their parents and grandparents. The annual Scanlon Foundation report Mapping Social Cohesion showed 85...
Polling companies have conducted numerous questionnaires and polls asking segments of the Australian community whether we should become a republic. But the one group we have yet to hear from are Australia's multicultural communities.