The Australian people want immigration reduced but will the elites listen?

The maiden speech in the Australian senate by Queensland Senator Fraser Anning on 14 August 2018 has recently stirred up a hornet’s nest in Australian politics.

Anning is a former One Nation stalwart, who had fallen out with leader Pauline Hanson, claiming that “she [Hanson] made my position pretty much untenable with her conditions.” He had sat in the Senate as an independent, until he was persuaded to join Katter’s Australian Party.

Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate was undoubtedly ground breaking. It contained a great deal of common sense, and, critically, attacked Cultural Marxism and Australia’s current immigration policy. Anning also suggested stopping all Muslim immigration (a policy advocated by the Australian Protectionist Party since our very beginning in 2007).

Anning suggested a national plebiscite as a “final solution” to Australia’s unwanted mass immigration, a trigger term which was possibly deliberately used to provoke Leftist outrage and gain some much-needed attention for this important issue, which has been long ignored by Australia’s elitist establishment. If that is so, then his tactic certainly worked.

Even Anning’s former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson joined the pile-on against him, saying she was “appalled” by Anning’s comments.

But it seemed that the average Australian “normie” was not. A major ABC poll, held on 15 August 2018, 75 per cent of 38,400 respondents said Anning should not apologise for his speech.

Significantly the poll was taken in the south east corner of Queensland, taking in Brisbane. But will the elites listen to what ordinary Australians want?

Will newly-crowned Liberal Party Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who once himself reportedly suggested a stop to Muslim immigration, take heed?

We won’t hold our breath. The make-up of Morrison’s new cabinet, which excluded Tony Abbott and included Christopher Pyne as defence minister, and Marise Payne as new foreign minister, looks to be a reward for party “moderates” who backed Morrison over the more reportedly conservative Peter Dutton in the recent Liberal Party leadership ballot.

Instead of any significant move to the Right, Scott Morrison may well end up being nothing more than Malcolm Turnbull Mark II.

Presumably the civil war within the Liberal Party will continue, and many disgruntled supporters will continue to look for alternatives who favour reducing immigration, nationalism, and traditional values.

References:
Morrison sees votes in anti-Muslim strategy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 February 2011 (Lenore Taylor)
ABC gets egg over its face from its own immigration poll”, Cairns News, 20 August 2018
Fraser Anning”, Wikipedia
Scott Morrison announces new ministry with Julie Bishop replaced by Marise Payne as foreign affairs minister”, ABC News, 26 August 2018 (Louise Yaxley)

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