From the f**k of we're full files.
New research, provided exclusively to The Daily Telegraph, reveals a dramatic swing against border issues, with 51 per cent in favour of saying no to all migrants - a 10 per cent jump since 2005.
Fears over falling job security and the burgeoning population putting more strain on infrastructure are two reasons for the shift in attitudes. The federal opposition said yesterday the anti-immigration sentiment was due to rising public anger about the number of asylum seekers attempting to enter the country.
Just a third of the 2000 people questioned by Quantum Market Research for AustraliaSCAN believed overseas migration made Australia "a more interesting and exciting place", down from almost half in 1995
Almost two thirds said they believed migrants should try to "adopt the Australian way of life" when they arrived.
The number who believe the country has room to accommodate more people also plunged to less than a third, down from 42 per cent a decade ago.I admire the Australians' ability to speak out openly about this and I hope Canadians will do the same because I think Canadians generally share the same concerns.
Our two nations have a lot in common and so much to lose.
A lot in common, and a lot to lose, apparently.
Ms Gillard has been lashed by union leaders and members of her own party over yesterday’s announcement by the federal government that mining magnate Gina Rinehart would be permitted to hire up to 20 per cent of the construction workforce on her Roy Hill iron ore project from overseas.
Labor Senator Doug Cameron warned earlier today at the Prime Minister faced tough questions at a caucus meeting on Tuesday over the issue, which erupted in the midst of a government campaign against resources billionaires as it attempts to sell its “battlers’ budget”.
What's funny about this is that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is leader of the Labor Party which by implication means Australia has a Labor government. The Canadian equivalent would be like having the NDP in power in Ottawa.Speaking today in Melbourne, Ms Gillard attempted to douse the flames, saying that a "jobs board'' would be created that would give Australian workers information about what jobs were available in the resources sector.
Makes you think doesn't it?