ethnic separatism

Migrants’ Failure to Integrate Creating ‘Ethnic Separatism’

If you planned to spend your life in Japan and even raise a family there, it’s only logical that you would learn Japanese.

And you would want to know and respect the local customs, like removing your street shoes before tromping through someone’s home.

Yet too many immigrants entering Australia don’t meet those most basic expectations, according to citizenship minister Alan Tudge.

Joining a Rotary Club could be enough for a migrant to demonstrate to the federal government that they’re integrating into Australian society, Alan Tudge says.

The citizenship minister says there are indications Australia’s not doing as well as it has in the past on developing a multicultural society and migrants must integrate, not separate.

He’s in talks with crossbench MPs to garner support for a renewed push by the government to reintroduce citizenship laws shot down in the Senate last year.

That includes an English language test and a demonstration by migrants that they’re committed to Australian values and integrating themselves into society.

Typically migrants are in the country for three to four years before coming a citizen, so that’s when the effort should be made, Mr Tudge believes.

Migrants must be able to speak, read and write in English to improve their chances of getting a job and taking advantages of the opportunities Australia has to offer, he says. He added:

In addition … we want to have migrants demonstrate that they’ve made an effort to integrate before they become a citizen

That could be as simple as sending your kids to school, endeavouring to get work rather than always being on welfare and also involving yourself in the community because you’ve joined the local soccer club or Rotary Club.’

Mr Tudge has warned failures to achieve integration could lead to separatism, where enclaves of migrants don’t adhere to national values or speak a common language.

In a speech last week the minister warned ‘ethnic separatism’ was shaking Australia to its core.

The Australian Tribune with AAP

Comments: 4

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  1. All immigrants from non English speaking countries should be made to speak it in public.

  2. Of course it is. Our Police will not go into some parts designated by ethnic groups as “no-go zones”.
    Our food manufacturers are paying “Halal fees” upon demand to Muslims.
    Our bureaucrats are devising rules to prevent us from speaking out.
    We are not permitted to use, words like “black”, or Easter””, or “Christmas” for fear of “offending” some precious snowflake.
    Our women are classed as “whores” by over-sexed imported men.
    Enough is enough
    Cut the crap.

  3. Ethnic separatism has been here for a long time, many groups live in 1 suburb only. These days the Chinese are a very large group living in a parallel society, many don’t speak a word of English and these days in suburbs like Chatswood and Hurstville in Sydney, you will hear Chinese only spoken. Not helped by the fact that a university in QLD tutors various courses in the Chinese language, yet when these students graduate they are allowed to remain in Australia without having to speak a single word of English!

  4. They are not immigrants,they are colonizers…Stop call them Immigrants…Do these imports share the
    same ideology as the people that built this nation?…of course not…So stop calling them immigrants…
    They are here to use send money to families overseas…and just here to replace us…
    This is all planned of course from the world’s leaders that wear two black hats when they walk outside….