Immigration to Australia started with the Aborigines who were then followed by the British. From 1901 onwards Australia controlled immigration with the Immigration Restriction Act which was known colloquially as the White Australia Policy. British migrants until after World War two were the preferred choice of migrant for Australia. During the Second World War, Prime Minister John Curtin said, “This country shall remain forever the home of the descendants of those people who came here in peace in order to establish in the South Seas an outpost of the British race.”
Since 1945, more than 7 million people have settled in Australia. From the late 1970s, there was a significant increase in immigration from Asian and other non-European countries…
In the decades since, Australia has maintained largescale multi-ethnic immigration. Australia’s current Migration Program allows people from any country to apply to migrate to Australia, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, culture, religion, or language, provided that they meet the criteria set out in law.
Out of the many different immigrant groups to move to Australia only one type of immigrant and their descendants has been linked to radicalisation in Australian schools. While Australia was right to remove the discrimination based on nationality and ethnicity they made a serious error of judgement making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion and culture since Islam is 80% a political ideology and Muslim cultural values are at odds with Western values of equal rights for women and homosexuals and a democratic system of government. Islam is also the only “religion” that is linked to radicalisation in Western countries which is an inconvenient truth for many.We simply do not see people radicalised by any other religion or culture in this way.