Friday, May 11, 2018

“People are muzzled”: why Australia isn’t discussing unsustainable immigration

Many Australians are reluctant to publicly criticise our unsustainable immigration intake due to fears they will be labelled a racist or white supremacist, a new study has found.

The paper by The Australian Population Research Institute  found that 65% of participants think that those who publicly question mass migration are seen as xenophobic. It seems debate is being suppressed as a result, with freedom of speech falling by the wayside.

“What’s interesting is a large chunk of people want immigration reduced,” explains Catharine Betts, who wrote the report.

“But when asked do you feel uncomfortable talking about this, a lot of them say they are. They’re worried people will get the wrong idea. People are muzzled.”

The study also exposed an increasing chasm between how the political elite and the general public conceptualise population policy. Though 54% of those surveyed want an immigration cut and 74% think Australia is full, only 4% of politicians publicly favour migration restrictions.



Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Too bad this has happened the land down under will soon be just another nation run by the Johnny come lateleies

Anonymous said...

Curbing immigration is for right-wingers.
Population control is for left-wingers.
Both are really talking about the same thing - just under different cover.
Guess which one is the more socially acceptable.

Anonymous said...

I think it should be alarming that people are afraid, even in the majority, of expressing their opinions. It seems a very real and insidious fascism has overtaken their nation.