Apparently, the problem of massive Muslim infiltration by economic asylum seekers and criminals arriving by the thousands in boats was excluded from consideration, as was any mention of the resounding failure that multiculturalism has been in every European and Scandinavian country in which Muslims have been a large part of the mix.
What say you, Aussie BNI readers?
NEWS AU A Galaxy poll of 1000 people run exclusively for News Limited revealed people’s attitudes in the run up to Australia Day to the sometimes divisive issue.
One in 10 said multiculturalism worked very well and made Australia what it is, while just over half said it worked generally quite well, causing only the occasional issue. One quarter said multiculturalism generally did not work very well and seemed to create more problems than the benefits it brought. Thirteen per cent said it caused lots of cultural issues and problems.
Australian National University immigration expert Dr James Jupp, who worked with the late Jerzy Zubrzycki, the Polish-born sociologist often called the father of Australian multiculturalism, said the result was good news after the damage John Howard did when he abolished the position of minister for multicultural affairs as prime minister. (Australia needs John Howard now more than ever)
He said Australians’ growing love of travel had helped open up minds to different cultures. (He failed to mention Australians growing disdain for Muslim parasitic boat people washing up on shore and all getting welfare and free housing courtesy of Australian taxpayers)
People had always travelled to Bali, but were now expanding their appetites to places like China, Burma, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, Dr Jupp said.
“People are going to and coming from practically every country in Asia, except North Korea, and that’s really very different from 15 years ago,” he said. “And it’s mostly young people.” Dr Jupp said racist elements existed in the community, but they were a minority. (What race is Islam?)
A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister and Acting Multiculturism Minister Chris Bowen said migration had made an enormous contribution to Australia’s culture, economy and social fabric. (Muslim migration has contributed to enormously to the rising cime, rape and welfare rates)
“Australians are overwhelmingly very tolerant and the majority of Australians appreciate the benefits of our diversity,” she said.