National identity

September 16, 2006

I’d better start studying 🙂 Australian prime minister John Howard has said that immigrants should know the Australian values.

“You will certainly need to know a good deal more about Australia, Australian customs and the Australian way of life. The issues that will be raised will be the history of the country, the values of the country.”

This is vague, and is somewhat dangerous for a country which has a ‘White Australia Policy‘. A national identity seems to be more important than cultural diversity.

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