Jun 2020

Katter calls for permanent cut to visa levels

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KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter used Question Time today to urge the government to use the Coronavirus pandemic as a lever to permanently cutback visa levels.

Mr Katter said Australia was appalled at the branch stacking and perversion of democracy by newcomers from overseas, as seen on Channel 9’s 60 Minutes last night.

“Surely Australia should be enriched by a small flow of diversity rather than drowning in an inundation of foreign values,” he said.

“’Visa shop’ universities are earning $23b per year. When will we stop the universities of this country from acting as visa shops? They claim that they create $23b in exports, but isn’t the income generated from cabdrivers and after-hours café workers.

“And when will we stop this visa program that as we have recently learned, is being used as a recruitment pool for the ALP?”

Mr Katter said we are bringing in people from countries with no democracy, (and or) no rule of law, (and or) no egalitarian traditions, (and or) no industrial awards, (and or) no Judaeo-Christian beliefs.

“Australia’s immigration policy should give refuge to the persecuted minorities such as the Jews, Sikhs and Christians,” he said.

“I ask the Prime Minister, when will you put a stop to this erosion of our democracy?

“Surely it is in the nation’s best interests to return to visa entrant levels from the Hawke-Howard Government era of 360,000 per annum (or less), rather than the current 640,000?”

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