Australia: Voters say country is full, support partial ban on Muslim immigration: report
A MAJORITY of Australian voters believe the country is full and almost half support a partial ban on Muslim immigration, a new survey has revealed.
In a blow for official multiculturalism, it found that just over 50 per cent of voters agree that Australia has changed beyond recognition and “sometimes feels like a foreign country”.
The explosive data from the poll, commissioned by The Australian Population Research Institute, has enormous implications for the main political parties as ordinary Australians cope with massive population growth driven by record migrant intakes.
The nation’s population grew by 384,000 in the year to March 2017, with 60 per cent of that due to net overseas migration.
Melbourne has among the highest growth rates of any city in the Western world — it added nearly one million people over the last decade to reach a population of more than 4.7 million.
Arrivals from Asia dominate annual migration to Victoria, with those born in India and China the top settlers.
The TAPRI survey, to be released on Thursday, was done in July-August and based on a random national sample of 2067 voters from an online panel of 300,000 people run by The Online Research Institute.
It found that 74 per cent thought Australia did not need more people, with big majorities believing that population growth was putting “a lot of pressure” on hospitals, roads, affordable housing and jobs.
Fifty-four per cent wanted a cut to migration, while 55 per cent agreed Australia “was in danger of losing its culture and identity”, and 52 per cent said the country had changed so much that it sometimes felt foreign.
On Muslim immigration, 48 per cent supported a partial ban, a quarter opposed a ban and 27 per cent neither supported or opposed it.
While Coalition and One Nation voters were more likely to voice concerns over migration and cultural diversity, substantial minorities of ALP voters had similar views.
In their report on the data, TAPRI researchers Dr Katharine Betts and Dr Bob Birrell said that the results revealed much higher public concern over such issues, than recent surveys by outfits like the pro-migration Scanlon Foundation.
The authors said the nation’s political and economic elites had relied on the foundation’s consistent reports that most Australians supported their migration and multicultural policies, partly because Australia had been insulated from the economic shocks suffered by some other Western countries.
“(But) Australian voters’ concern about immigration levels and ethnic diversity does not derive from economic adversity,” the TAPRI report said.
“Rather it stems from the increasingly obvious impact of population growth on their quality of life and the rapid change in Australia’s ethnic and religious make-up.”
The authors said that such voter angst could easily be exploited in campaigns by parties like One Nation and Australian Conservatives, but it also offered the Coalition government a lifeline in the face of consistently bad opinion polls.
“If the Liberals do make such a move, Labor is likely to be a big loser, given that many of its supporters are potentially responsive to such a move.”
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Maybe off topic, a tad. But hopefully well placed for maximum exposure. Would be of assistance regarding forced vaccinations further to Anita Whitney’s knowledge. Do NOT consent by being silent, but learn how to be HEARD. (and not herded)
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If immigration is the answer, maybe I did not understand the question.
And who, who did not even have the decency to ask a question.
What are our opinions formed by?
“Melbourne added nearly 1.000.000 people over the last decade to reach 4.500.000 people.”
It is more than obvious that the property developers have a free ticket to ride in the oversupply of apartments in town.
In conversation about Melbourne’s CBD & the overcrowding of ugly buildings.
My son said, “have you been to the city recently – it is full of Asians.”
Where did all the Asians come from to take residence in the city of Melbourne ?
I replied, “that’s because Australians, for the most part, would not go live in little boxes in town, the government – for their Property Investor Buddies have INVITED Asian migration to Australia – & directed them to the city to occupy the little boxes in town.
Money is the root of all bullshit.
The Government brings in THE type of population that it needs to BOLSTER / FACILITATE …………………………………………………….. borrowing.
Real Estate is the only tangible security that will secure your borrowings.
The question to ask is “how much do we owe?”
I do not have anything against Pauline Hanson, this is Australia & she has a right to speak out about that which concerns her.
Only that Pauline Hanson is vital to the chaos that maintains the chicanery & here I am not accusing her of any wrong doing, but rather those who need a distraction.
Which hides the illegal activities. of the establishment.
The establishments tactics are basic: “Give them ( them being us – we the people) something else to worry about to divert them from the true nature of matters.”
Go Pauline Hanson !
Besides Chancellor Angela Mutti Merkel of Germany – call for every EU member nation = 28 nations – to take in 1.000.000 immigrants & when that was not enough – she call for 1.500.000 to be taken in.
DID ANYONE THINK THAT AUSTRALIA WAS EXEMPT FROM THIS INTAKE TO ASSIST IN THE REPATRIATION OF THE POPULATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST?
If The One World Order & the Illuminati Conspiracy Story is True.
Our Malcolm Turnbull is an Illuminati & so is Our Bill Shorten.
They will have a seat at the round table of the New World Order …. n’est pas!
Do you think that they will have to wear a crown or a golden laurel wreath like Julius Caesar did?
My, my, how photogenic it will be.
“we need to do something about it now, because the Muslim population is growing faster than the rest of Australia because of higher fertility rates,” says Senator Pauline Hanson.
We could always investigate why so many Australians have become infertile.
Australia is at below replacement levels of fertility.
And no one cares.
We worry that Muslims will out breed us.
But not that we are infertile.
Also – it is safe to assume – that – if Australians are infertile – sooner than we can imagine the Muslim migrants to Australia will also find themselves in the same predicament.
In fact all the new migrants to Australia will be in the same boat right beside us.
And n one seem to care at all ………………