Australians Against Further ImmigrationOUR VIEWEnvironmentHumanitarianismEconomicsHealthDefencesEducationCultureAustralia’s immigration policy is disastrous, proceeding as if there is nobalance of payment problem, no foreign debt and no geographical or environmentalconstraints to population growth. Continued immigration will finally andirreversibly alter the natural and urban environment, economic viability andattitudes and culture of our nation. The people have been consulted on, or given their consent to, the interwovenpolicies of immigration and multiculturalism. It is now time for Australians todemand their democratic rights, reclaim their sovereignty and demand a say inthe future of their nation. Australians Against Further Immigration want immigration drastically reduced tozero net.
That is, out immigration numbers should merely replace thosepermanently leaving Australia each year – historically running between 20,000and 30,000. At this policy of institutionalised, publicly fundedmulticulturalism should be scrapped. We are a non-racist organisation and attempts to convert the debate to one ofrace and emotion is a deliberate ploy to silence critics and avoid the realissues. We believe in freedom of speech. The philosopher Spinoza said, “In afree state every man can think what he wants and say what he thinks”.
Thisshould apply here to debates on immigration. We care about Australia and want to pass our heritage to our children and theirchildren. We want to preserve our Australian identity. We stress that migrantsalready in Australia are welcome, what we are against is further immigration andthe effect this in now having on social harmony. Our opposition is the pro-immigration lobby comprised of big business includingthe media, the ethnic lobby, churches, misguided humanitarians and both sides ofpolitics.
It is our own successive governments inflicting these policies on usand they, not the individual migrant, should bear the blame. We are concerned about the effect of immigration and multiculturalism on thiscountry where as the pro-immigration lobby is only concerned for the migrant ortheir own interests. ENVIRONMENTAustralia, the world’s oldest and driest continent, with severe soil degradationand climatic uncertainty – a land of, “droughts and flooding rains”‘ alreadyfaces declining agricultural productivity. Only 10% of our huge land mass isarable and this land produces less grain than two small states in the USA.
Thereality is that we always will be a small food producer by internationalstandards. Australia has a responsibility to protect its bio-diversity and notallow its flora and fauna to be pushed form their habits to extinction becauseof population or economic pressures. In comparison, the pro-immigration lobbyfeel that we have no moral right to this land unless we push development to thelimit. Our population must be stabilised as elsewhere in the world. The use of water for irrigation, urban demand and sewage disposal, is alreadystraining supply to the limits.
Our main cities have grown beyond their optimumsize. Pollution, traffic, urban sprawl, failing community service, crime andlower quality of life are occurring. Crowed, sprawling, smog covered cities,with all of the dysfunctional problems of Los Angles, are the inevitableconsequences of further mass immigration. Yet the government plans to doublethe size of our major cities over the next 30 years by immigration.
Is thiswhat Australians, new and old, or of and ethnic group wants?The Premier of NSW, Bob Carr was right when he said, “the nation can’t handlemore people. . . .
Sydney is bursting at the seams. . . . the debate ought to be aboutcarrying capacity of the continent – a continent that has lousy soils, fragilevegetation and depleted and degraded river systems”. ECONOMICSTo cope with our massive immigration problem which has produced the fastestpopulation growth in the OECD, we are spending $15 billion per annum.
Each yearAustralia must build the equivalent of a city the size of Geelong, with all itsinfrastructure and social services just to cope with one years immigrationintake. Every migrant in Australia, must be provided with accommodation, food,transport, a job, schools, pensions, hospitals, water, electricity, roads,sewerage, universities and all the basic necessities of life. This has been amajor factor in bankrupting Australia and has given us a foreign debt currentlystanding at $170 billion with a current account deficit of about $2 billion permonth, half of which is due to immigration. It is no surprise that we have thehighest per capita foreign debit in the world. Paul Keating was right, when he said in his maiden speech to parliament in 1970,”It is time we considered the enormous cost of bringing migrants to this country”.
Even the pro-immigration, Bureau of Immigration and Population Research, couldnot find any economic benefits from our immigration program – and theirconclusion came from a study which was biased by omitting the enormousinfrastructure costs mentioned above. Too few people recognise or question the corrosive influenceinternationalisation of our economy has had on our society and the part thatimmigration is playing in that process – the breakdown of unionism andconsequent deterioration of awards/working conditions, the predatory nature offoreign investment/ownership, the destruction of manufacturing/dropping oftariffs and consequent unemployment/increased imports with associated increasedforeign debt, the privatisation of publicly own schemes and dual citizenship. All of these contribute to our diminishing capacity to shape our nationaldestiny as we are re-colonised by deregulated global capacity. Bipartisanshipensures these policies will further foreign take over towards a point of noreturn. If we can not stop immigration we will never stop the rest. UNEMPLOYMENTA country in debt must decrease all spending.
This means less jobs and higherunemployment. We now have 1 million unemployed and to add 100,000 migrants eachyear is insanity. These people can only take jobs from the existing pool orjoin the dole queue. 40% of all migrants over the last 5 years have joined thelong term unemployment queues! A similar percentage of our own youth are alsounable to get a job. To create a new job in Australia requires a capital outlay of $150,000 per job.
With a foreign debt of $170 billion we are in no position to create these newjobs. We have spent our scarce funds on immigration induced growth, rather thanon plant, equipment, training and jobs in export and import replacing industries. It is morally indefensible to import skilled labour into Australia whilst nottraining our own youth and our skilled labour remains unemployed. Yet bothLiberal and Labour regard importing skilled migrants as the way to increase thelabour market!DEFENCEThe 1987 government policy paper on the defence of Australia stated, “nopopulation increase is necessary for defence”.
Today’s defence needs require astrong economy and sophisticated, expensive military infrastructure. We need aprofessional well trained mobile technically advanced force with access tosophisticated weapon systems. A cohesive and united society, not a dividedmulticultural society, is what is needed for our defence. HUMANITARIANISMIn a world with 95 million extra people per annum and with 35 million refugees,our immigration program can only help 1/10th of 1% of these people and then onlyat the expensive of our quality of life and environment.
Foreign aid, notimmigration is the logical way for humanitarian relief. Only genuine refugees in fear for their lives, should be granted temporary entryinto Australia and then returned to their country of origin when the danger ispassed. Economic illegal migrants, whether arriving in leaky boats or throughour airports and falsely claiming refugee status, should be immediately deported. HEALTHOur hospital waiting lists are evidence of the fact we are already not coping. Many new diseases are mow being introduced into Australia. TB and Hepatitis Bfrom Asia will become a greater and greater problem.
We are already seeing1,000 deaths per annum from Hepatitis B and rates of TB contact in inner Sydneyschools of 25%. The government admits it does not have the resources toimmunise those as risk of Hepatitis B or to provide the necessary TB screeningprocedures. EDUCATIONIs the choice school or the dole? There is a shortage of real educationproducing real skills for real jobs. The preferential admission of children ofmigrants to universities under the unfair LOTE (Language Other Than English)bonus ensures Australian children will be disadvantaged and the government willcreate an educated ethnic elite to take over positions of power and control inAustralia. MEDIAMedia communication on immigration and multiculturalism is severely censored,the media presenting what they want you to know and think. Be your own judgeand do not rely on the flawed views of journalists whose job opportunities relyon editors and media owners who are part of the pro-immigration lobby.
CULTUREWe understand the desire for migrants to maintain there culture in Australia forAustralians have exactly the same desire to maintain our culture, history andtraditions, and we see no reason why migrant cultures should be maintained whenit is at the expensive of ours. The Australian culture is unique and we shallfight to defend it. Our culture emphasises a balanced life, free of excessivestriving and materialism and has created an attractive society. As in the USA,Canada and New Zealand, Australia has incorporated the best features of Britishculture – the balance of law, freedom and order, separation of public servicesand politics, conflict solving by debate and not by force, violence andinsurrection, tolerance of minorities, economic opportunity, fortitude in warwithout militarism and provision of social services.
We have our distinctiveart, music, theatre, literature, sport and film with achievements in science,medicine, social welfare and a unique quality of life. Our culture developed from our history, our common memories, stories andtraditions. Australia led the way with the secret ballot, the 8 hour day votesfor women, invalid, widow and old age pensions, strong trade unions thearbitration system and the basic wage. Our culture embodies the values ofegalitarianism and mateship. It rejects excessive authority and believes in afair go, admiration for the battler and a belief in the individual.
Currently we are seeing our culture replaced by a new culture for Australia,called multiculturalism – a philosophy that has failed wherever in the world ithas been tried such as in Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Bosnia, Chechnya, Rwanda,Tibet, Isreal, Briton, Timor ect. Multiculturalism always produces conflictbetween group rights and individual rights. The small l’ liberal establishment,who so strongly support multicultururalism, seem blind to the fact that theirphilosophy of individual rights will disappear under the pressure of group,ethnic and racial rights in a multicultural society. Now we are being told that Australia is a part of Asia and that we must adoptAsian cultural values.
Values that are often totally alien to our civilisationvalues and background. COUNTRY AUSTRALIACountry Australia is paying a high price for immigration. At the same time asthe government cries, “poor”, and removes country services such as hospitals,post offices, schools, police and railways ect. , they bring into Australia120,000 migrants per year and provides them with all the services in the cities. You lose your post office and railways and migrants get jobs in post offices andon railways! Immigration costs Australia $15 billion annually. Just imaginethe services which could be provided if this $15 billion were spent in ruralareas.
Electorally, one year’s migrant intake is now more important to our politiciansthan rural Australia which has provided most of Australia’s export income for200 years. Most countries look after their export earners, but our governmentignores, denigrates and exploits ours!ASIANISATIONThe government’s justification for continuing mass immigration into Australiacan be summarised in one word – Asianisation. Our politicians plan an Asianfuture for Australia. As Immigration Minister, Senator Bolkus, said on the6/12/94, “we cannot cut and should not cut immigration because of ourintegration with Asia”. Do we need to change the ethnic/racial make up ofAustralia for trade? Trade comes and goes, but the soul of our nation shouldnot be traded for money, international approval or to fulfil a bizarre socialexperiment. 70% of our program is from Asian countries and ANU demographer, Charles Price,concluded that Australia will be 27% Asian within 25 years and of course it doesnot stop there.
In a democracy, how dare our government force such changes onthe Australian people without their consent, but also against their often polledopinion. IN SUMMARY:-We have a clear choice of accepting increasing immigration with the consequentexploitation of this land and a falling standard of living and quality of life,living in crowded, polluted, high density cities, with over-taxed recreationalareas and intercommunal tensions and feeling like strangers in our own country. The economic consequences of an increasing foreign debt, foreign ownership andundesirable, unsustainable economic expansion, will destroy any chance ofmaintaining the best features of Australian life as we know it. And, as migrantnumbers increase, there will be an escalating push for higher migrant intakewhich eventually will be unstoppable. ORStoping mass immigration and attempting to live in harmony with our fragileenvironment, creating an economically and environmental sound, self reliant andself sustaining community, maintaining our quality of life and handing to thenext generation a country to be cherished, and free from problems of overpopulation.