Friday, May 13, 2005

Howard's way

Leunig in The Age

Executive Director of Rights Australia, Howard Glenn, has written an interesting piece in On Line Opinion, examining the failure of Australia’s immigration policies to help the UK Tory election campaign.

Following is an excerpt:

“The essential feature of the Australian immigration model is the failure to deal with manageable issues, masked by public mistreatment of innocent victims for short-term political advantage, but with long term consequences.

Eventually, the Howard Government will need to do more than just pretend it has dealt with the worst features of it’s policies and we all will have to face up to what has been done and learn how to do it properly.

Immigration is still a live issue in Britain as a result of the election campaign. Let’s hope the British study the Australian immigration model and help us move beyond it.”

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