Thursday, 16 August 2018
That the Senate:
(a) acknowledges the absolute right of the Australian people to determine who comes to this country;
(b) notes that, in reference to the immigration policy of this government giving preference to Europeans, former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies stated, "I don't want to see reproduced in Australia the kind of problem they have in South Africa or in America or increasingly in Great Britain. I think it's been a very good policy and it's been of great value to us"; and
(c) calls on the Federal Government to hold a plebiscite to allow the Australian people to decide whether they want:
(i) to continue the current indiscriminate immigration policy that allows Muslims to come into this country, or
(ii) to return to the predominantly European immigration policy supported by Sir Robert Menzies.
All I am asking here is that the Australian people get a say not only in how many people come to this country but also, more particularly, on who comes to this country. That's what I am asking. I think, overwhelmingly, the Australian people need to have a say in who comes to this country and what our society will look like in the future. Thank you, Mr President.