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Multiculturalism: government liars say it’s a “success!”

Multiculturalism: government liars say it’s a “success!”

Proof positive, our gaggle of leaders are liars and delusional by coming up with the notion that multiculturalism is a social success. It is concerning cuisine, although travel and foreign visitors have had much to do with that, so the great “success” must be social cohesion which is nothing more than forced, government sponsored apartheid at taxpayers’ expense—hundreds of millions squandered in too many grants to include in this blog!

The Federal Government’s first policy statement on multiculturalism declares it a “success” but says every Australian must sign up to shared values and mutual obligations. Releasing Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful today, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja said the Coalition had put its stamp on the “unifying” statement, which is also the first since 2011.

Source: ABC

Multiculturalism will only work if all Australians sign up, Coalition’s first policy statement says

The son of Croatian migrants, Senator Seselja acknowledged there were some people who were “very anti” the idea of multiculturalism but said he believed most Australians supported the policy.

“Overwhelmingly it has been a success and I want to see that continue. But we need to bring the community with us and the way we do that is by reaffirming the fundamental values of our nation,” he told the ABC.

The statement emphasises that Australians are bonded by the “shared values” of respect, freedom and equality and adds the “fundamental rights of every individual” cannot be broken.

It also addresses growing concerns about the threat of global terrorism, and the need for social cohesion, by declaring that every Australian is expected to obey the nation’s laws and support its democratic processes.

“Underpinning a diverse and harmonious Australia is the security of our nation,” the statement says.

Coalition MPs including George Christensen have questioned the benefits of multiculturalism and used the rise of violent extremism overseas to push for greater restrictions on immigration and citizenship.

Labor’s multicultural statement, released by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2011, focused primarily on fairness and inclusion; the Coalition’s version places a stronger emphasis on national security in a time of greater global uncertainty.

The statement promotes the principle of mutual respect and mutual obligations and states the Government “continues denouncing racial hatred and discrimination as incompatible with Australian society”.

But Senator Seselja denied this was at odds with a push within the Coalition to change the contentious section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, saying the latter was a debate about where to draw the line in terms of free speech.

“There is no contradiction whatsoever,” he said.

Multiculturalism was conceived as a policy in Australia in the 1970s, replacing the previous approaches of assimilation and integration.

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Phillip Gosper 20/03/2017, 8:00 am

    Most Australians are do not understand multiculturalism, they still believe that immigrants are to assimilate and integrate and when they don’t see this happening they wonder why?

  • luk1955 20/03/2017, 8:10 am

    The whole reason for bringing MC here was to introduce us to terror and the governments convince us to give up our civil liberties to counteract the government induced problem so that the government could control us totally without having to actually say that their control of us was the reason for bringing MC to the masses.

    Hey, I like that sentence. So political. My hero, Kevin Krudd. I have now learned to talk down to the people. Would all the MM readers like to sponsor my run for PM? (SARCASM)

  • Lorraine 20/03/2017, 8:38 am

    my belief was that after the war many people came, many had bad experiences. The Greeks Italians Poles and Baltic and some 10 Pound poms , came worked hard put up with the Aussie calling them wogs dagos .Those people worked hard saved and made Australia what we are today. they are now Australian ,respected by all, their place in our land is guaranteed………. Then the Government let in the Muslims

    • Bwana Neusi 20/03/2017, 4:19 pm

      Quite right Lorraine. We came as ten pound tourists in 1970 and we were given our chance, we worked hard and have never looked back.
      There is a simple test to see whether immigrants like us have really assimilated – Who do we support when we play cricket for the Ashes?

      We see ourselves as patriotic Aussies after the best chunk of half a century and cricket aside, virtually all the immigrants of our era see themselves as Aussies.

      • Neville 21/03/2017, 8:11 pm

        And well done, BN, good luck to you!
        I do wonder though, when I see an international sports event (say, cricket), at the thousands of “Australians” barracking – ferociously – for their “home” side.

  • Greg 20/03/2017, 8:58 am

    The politicians continue to ram down our throats the failed policy of multiculturalism. They do not have the guts like other world leaders to concede the policy has failed – as it has failed in every country into which it has been introduced. Can anyone think of a single occasion in the past thirty years when a minority group has borne any warranted criticism? Minority groups are immune from any criticism – no matter what they do – and this is one reason for the policy failure. Until we start judging people for WHO they are and not WHAT they are divisions in Australian society will continue to widen.

  • Albert 20/03/2017, 9:21 am

    How difficult is it for our intellectually challenged politicians and academics to understand that multiculturalism does not promote assimilation and/or integration. It is a system that promotes division (tribalism). It is a system that requires cultural groups within our society to be maintained and supported and it has failed spectacularly just as its very concept dictated.

    • Greg 20/03/2017, 9:47 am

      You are correct, Albert – with the exception of your description of our politicians on this issue. They are not “intellectually challenged” as it would appear. It is pure political weakness. Votes are more important than the future social stability of this nation. Appalling as this is, that is the reality.

  • Joe Blogs 20/03/2017, 10:19 am

    Wonder what the nation-building Man From Snowy River thinks, given that in sociological terms the Snowy Scheme was an exercise in organised assimilation – the diametric opposite of multiculti.

  • Stephen Quinton 20/03/2017, 10:22 am

    I hope that MM will allow this response to be displayed as it goes to the heart of the multicultural agenda and what it has become in contemporary Australia. Yes, the programme provided many benefits to Australia as whole, but a nasty (intended) side effect emerged that is at the root of the ills many of us are now so acutely aware of. The article I refer to is too long to be inserted here, so here is the link:

    • Joe Blogs 20/03/2017, 11:11 am

      “In 1973, Al Grassby (ALP Minister for Immigration, 1969 to 1974) imposed reforms to the Australian White Australia policy …”
      “… claims of the media and historians that Al Grassby was the “father of multiculturalism”.

      Fact checking required. Been through it all before on MM.

  • Graham 20/03/2017, 3:18 pm

    I am not in favour of multiculturalism per se. If it so great why do other countries not embrace it (Saudi Arabia, Japan, China etc), why are there not reciprocal arrangements?
    However, for the large number of immigrants here who adhere to Australian laws and customs and work hard and pay taxes I have no complaint. When you let a bunch of stone age Neanderthals in who want to change the place then I do have problem.

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