Most of us think that our multicultural society, where underpinned by acceptance of our way of life Down Under, is generally a good thing.
One would be silly to believe however, that ‘uncontrolled’ migration to Australia would not lead to deep social and perhaps economic stress..
What do we do then? There will never be a completely right answer, but we could perhaps develop a multi party policy, that would be 80% modelled on factors such as our skills shortages, the ability to fit in to our way of life, local population needs, the economics of housing and social support, and to some lesser extent, our initial community acceptance. The balance of 20% to be government discretionary, and compassionate, so as to better ‘get it right’.
What do you think?