Australian Foreign Policy · European Union · Immigration/ Multiculturalism

The possibility of free movement between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

In the aftermath of Brexit, CANZUK International has proposed establishing freedom of movement between the countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (CANZUK). If realized, this proposal would see CANZUK citizens all obtaining the right to live, work and study in any CANZUK country. The framers of this potential agreement have considered the existing Trans- Tasman Travel Arrangement… Continue reading The possibility of free movement between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

French Mayor Fined for Mentioning Demographic Changes in Local Schools

Breitbart, by Chris Tomlison, April 27, 2017: French mayor Robert Ménard has been fined by the government for hate speech after mentioning that French children were being “replaced” in schools in his town. Mr. Ménard, who serves as the mayor of Béziers, was sentenced to a fine of 2,000 euros for the comments he made on Twitter in… Continue reading French Mayor Fined for Mentioning Demographic Changes in Local Schools

Immigration/ Multiculturalism · Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull reveals tough new citizenship crackdown

Two days ago, I was somewhat cynical of Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed changes to the 457 visa program, with the move resembling a short-term political stunt. Regardless, Turnbull’s ambition to establish himself as an ‘Australia First’ Prime Minister has continued, with his government proposing tougher citizenship tests for aspiring migrants, which would more stringently assess English competency and the… Continue reading Malcolm Turnbull reveals tough new citizenship crackdown

Immigration/ Multiculturalism · Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to slash 457 visas

Yesterday, Malcolm Turnbull announced that he would be cutting the 457 visa program, which provides Australian residency for some 100 000 foreigners. According to our Prime Minister, this decision was motivated by a desire to place ‘Australians first’. But knowing Turnbull’s record of supporting left leaning policy and back pedaling, I doubt the sincerity of these newfound… Continue reading Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to slash 457 visas

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

Housing affordability: cut immigration and let first home buyers raid their superannuation, says Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott might have done something very different as Prime Minister. Nevertheless, his comments are better late than never. Sydney Morning Herald, by Fergus Hunter, April 11, 2017: Former prime minister Tony Abbott says there is nothing “sacrosanct” about Australia’s immigration numbers and the government should reduce the migration program to ease housing pressures. As the government… Continue reading Housing affordability: cut immigration and let first home buyers raid their superannuation, says Tony Abbott