Australia still has faith in immigration. The narrative of politics has darkened, but Australians still have the primary view of themselves as a nation of immigrants. Majority of them are persuaded that, in so many ways, they are economically stable for newcomers of all creeds and races, who have arrived the shores of Australia in huge numbers.
This verdict was published on Tuesday and is from the 2018 Mapping Social Cohesion Report of the Scanlon Foundation. The goal of this Foundation is to measure the unity of this migrant nation. In the last 10 years, 48,000 of us were polled to understand this country’s panics and the constant underlying views which the Australians have on the issue of immigration.
The author of the report, Monash University’s Professor Andrew Markus stated that concerns about immigration are growing. However, it has become an obsession for the media commentators and some politicians because they are into the business of elevating the crisis concern even while the survey shows a picture of balance.
Australia has Markus as one of her leading authorities on the race’s politics. The new report marks his 11th report for the Scanlon Foundation. Every year, his report has shown that 70% of Australians believe that immigrants are generally good for the economy of Australia and their society is better for innovations and cultures that are brought into the country by the immigrants. In 2018, support for multiculturism stands almost as high as ever at 85%.
Markus says that a number of international surveys on America, Australia, Canada, some countries in Europe, ranging from the west to the east of Europe, and some other countries in the world, reveals consistently that when it comes towards the attitude to cultural diversity and immigration, Australia is in the range of the top 10% of countries that are open to and welcomes immigration.
A Quick Review of the Scanlon Report
The primary purpose of the latest Scanlon report is to put the recent political contests done over immigration. Fraser Anning, in this year, called for a return to White Australia; debates were seriously done on the notion of deporting new immigrants from Melbourne and Sydney; and the political leaders of all parties called for reductions – sometimes wild – to the number of immigration.
Markus cautions that politicians offer their insights on immigration as if they speak for the nation; the fact is their words are towards that section of voters in marginal electorates that are supporters of their party, or maybe fascinated by party, or lost in it.
The increase in the concern about figures was a particular concentration in the report of this year. This has increased in the last few years. Only one-third of the Australian citizens believed that the intake of immigrants was too high in 2016. Currently, 43% of us are disturbed.
In past times, worries about numbers have risen and fallen simultaneously with the employment data. However, the Scanlon Pollsters have tried to investigate the cause of fresh fears in 2018.
Markus said that the program itself was something that could be marketed, something that could find a receptive audience, but there’s an increasing concern, though a minority position – but a rising interest – that program for immigration is being mismanaged.
Markus also added that this issue was linked to people’s opinion about overcrowding, housing cost, public transport, and other things. He stated that these issues are tougher than just the intake of immigration and that was what they were picking up, a risk for Australia to move forward.
Some pollsters have scaled our increasing national worries about numbers. Essential, Newspoll and Lowy all found out that majority wished for a cut in the intake. Scanlon and Ipsos estimate the balance to be slightly the other way with about 52% of us for keeping.
Citizens opinion on Immigrants influx to Australia from 2007 to 2018
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Australians opinion on the UN’s treatment of Refugees and Asylum seekers
People who think Immigrants can be selected based on their religion
Those who think Immigrants can be selected based on their races
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