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Protecting Our Economy, Social Cohesion & Cultural Heritage

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Nation believes in balanced, zero net immigration (subject to review depending on economic conditions) and that coming to Australia is a privilege that must not be undervalued. We reserve the right of discretion in protecting our economy, social cohesion and cultural heritage.

This does NOT mean zero immigration.

The justification for our policy of not exceeding zero net immigration is that environmentally, Australia is near her carrying capacity. Economically, immigration is unsustainable and socially, if continued as is, will lead to a further ethnically divided Australia. Current policy is encouraging large numbers of illegal migrants and it is time Australia, while recognising the contribution made by migrants in the past, sends to the world the message that mass immigration has passed its “use by date.” It is now critical to develop a population policy for Australia in order to decide immigration numbers rationally and in the best interest of Australians. The immigration policies of the major political parties to this day have proven disastrous, proceeding as if there were no balance of payments problem, no foreign debt and no geographical or environmental constraints to population growth. If continued, such an immigration policy will irreversibly alter the natural and urban environment, economic viability as well as undermining the maintenance and further development of a unique and valuable Australian identity and culture.

In Paul Sheehan Book ‘among the barbarians’ the updated election edition Chapter 7 THE BILLION DOLLAR BLUFF:

On 30 August 1997, THE PRESIDENT of the Australian Labor Party, Barry Jones, said the unsayable. In a speech to the annual conference of Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Future Population, the former federal minister gave some frank views on the subject of immigration and population policy. Midway through his speech, Jones entered Labor’s no-go zone:

The handling of it by the previous (Labor Government) was, I’d have to say, less than distinguished. Partly because, I think, immigration was seen as very important, a tremendously important element, in building up a long-term political constituency…. There was that sense that you might get the Greek vote locked up, or, the Liberals might get the Chinese vote locked up.
As a result, the idea of bringing groups of people to fulfil family reunion requirements and so on was seen as being a real advantage to the party in power at the time.

Labor frontbench Laurie Ferguson, said;

The two big negatives for the Keating government were the question of migration and multiculturalism. Unfortunately, the party became convinced that dancing polkas and going to the mosque mean that some Iman can deliver 20,000 votes to you the next morning.

Another Labor frontbencher, Mark Latham, in his 1998 book, Civilising Global Capital, described major problems with Labor’s immigration policy:

Australia’s recent experience, particularly through the large family reunion program in the late 1980’s has shown that poorly skilled migrants are unlikely to avoid the problems of economic exclusion and welfare dependency. For instance, five years after their arrival in Australia in 1989-90, one in four of the 58,000 settler migrants registered for unemployment benefits. The level of welfare dependency has, in some cases by place of origin, been even higher-such as a seventy-one percent unemployment rate over the five year period for arrivals from Lebanon, and seventy-nine percent from Turkey. 

Have both Labor and the Liberal party introduced immigration policies based on the vote, knowing they were not in Australia’s best interest? According to Barry Jones they have.

One Nation notes that immigration throughout the last century has been of great benefit to Australia; however it must be recognised that inappropriately high levels of immigration can be detrimental to employment, to national infrastructure, services and environment. Big business and multinational corporations want increased immigration because they sell more product. Australians will only see longer queues for hospitals, nursing homes, schools and jobs.

  • An immediate review of our immigration is necessary until the economy has recovered, and to protect our culture and heritage and promote assimilation, nationalism, locality and pride in being Australian. The migration programme for 2012-13 is 190,000. The government fact sheet web site is available to click on for further information. 



  • Australian “citizenship” is a valued privilege. One Nation would support a 5 year wait for new migrants to become Australian citizens. If they commit a criminal offence that carries with it a jail term of 1 year they would automatically be denied citizenship and deported. To qualify they would have to have an understanding of the Australian Constitution and laws, pass a test in English and swear allegiance to the commonwealth and flag. For people to assimilate into a society they must be able to communicate, therefore English is a requirement for citizenship. Germany, Japan and other countries around the world ask those wishing to become citizens of their nations, to speak their language. Social security would not be available for new migrants for a period of five years. Migrants before arrival would be required to pass a complete and thorough health check before acceptance being granted including AIDS, Hepatitis and TB.
Australians have never been asked how they wish to see their country. The Labor Party has recently released their White Paper on the Asian Century. 


Below is an excerpt from the paper and their vision for Australia, again have we been asked?


Pathways in Australia

  • Continue to reduce Australian tariffs through scheduled reductions and negotiated commitments as part of World Trade Organization and other trade agreements.
  • Work to reduce unnecessary impediments in Australia’s domestic regulations to cross border business activity, investment and skilled labour mobility, having regard to the arrangements in place in other countries in the region.
  • Work with business, and with partner governments in the region, to improve Australia’s border management framework, adopting an intelligence led risk based approach that manages threats effectively while reducing impediments to legitimate trade and travel.
  • Make it easier for low risk visitors to come to Australia, through longer period and multiple entry visas and greater use of online visas. To encourage more tourists from emerging markets, from China in particular, the Government will build on the trial of streamlined visa processes for independent Chinese tourists and continue to promote Australia as a preferred destination across the region.
  • Continue to welcome foreign investment in Australia and promote Australia as an investment destination, including by engaging major investors and investing nations.
  • Continue to enhance the transparency of Australia’s foreign investment screening processes.

National objective 
18a. The Australian economy will be more open and integrated with Asia, through efforts to improve our domestic arrangements. The flow of goods, services, capital, ideas and people will be easier.

One Nation believes that immigration should be open for debate and a population policy in place. Australians have the right to a cohesive society and deny immigration to anyone who does not abide by our law, culture, democracy, flag or Christian way of life. Australians have been tolerant and welcome new migrants coming to find a new homeland. We don’t want or need migrants bringing their problems, laws, culture and opposing religious beliefs on us.   



 

 

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