Factually, it was the Whitlam Labor Government that destroyed Australia. As we are all very well aware all he wanted to do was implement what his United Nations Agenda 21 masters wanted him to do. Mark Latham would have cut his teeth on a diet of Whitlam and others and now he has seen the light like many others have turning his back on them.
This website supports the reintroduction in full of the previous policies.
The ‘White Australia’ policy describes Australia’s approach to immigration from federation until the latter part of the 20th century, which favoured applicants from certain countries.
The abolition of the policy took place over a period of 25 years.
Following the election of a coalition of the Liberal and Country parties in 1949, Immigration Minister Harold Holt allowed 800 non-European refugees to remain in Australia and Japanese war brides to enter Australia.
Over subsequent years Australian governments gradually dismantled the policy with the final vestiges being removed in 1973 by the new Labor government.
The origins of the ‘White Australia’ policy can be traced to the 1850s. White miners’ resentment towards industrious Chinese diggers culminated in violence on the Buckland River in Victoria, and at Lambing Flat (now Young) in New South Wales. The governments of these two colonies introduced restrictions on Chinese immigration.
Later, it was the turn of hard-working indentured labourers from the South Sea Islands of the Pacific (known as ‘Kanakas’) in northern Queensland. Factory workers in the south became vehemently opposed to all forms of immigration which might threaten their jobs; particularly by non-white people who they thought would accept a lower standard of living and work for lower wages.
Some influential Queenslanders felt that the colony would be excluded from the forthcoming Federation if the ‘Kanaka’ trade did not cease. Leading NSW and Victorian politicians warned there would be no place for ‘Asiatics’ or ‘coloureds’ in the Australia of the future.
In 1901, the new federal government passed an Act ending the employment of Pacific Islanders. The Immigration Restriction Act 1901 received royal assent on 23 December 1901. It was described as an Act ‘to place certain restrictions on immigration and to provide for the removal from the Commonwealth of prohibited immigrants’.
The Act prohibited from immigration those considered to be insane, anyone likely to become a charge upon the public or upon any public or charitable institution. It also included any person suffering from an infectious or contagious disease ‘of a loathsome or dangerous character’.
The Act also prohibited prostitutes, criminals and anyone under a contract or agreement to perform manual labour within Australia (with some limited exceptions).
Other restrictions included a dictation test which was used to exclude certain applicants by requiring them to pass a written test. Often tests were conducted in a language the applicant was not familiar with and had been nominated by an immigration officer.
With these severe measures the implementation of the ‘White Australia’ policy was warmly applauded in most sections of the community.
In 1919 the Prime Minister, William Morris Hughes, hailed it as ‘the greatest thing we have achieved’.
Second World War
After the outbreak of hostilities with Japan, Prime Minister John Curtin reinforced the philosophy of the ‘White Australia’ policy, saying ‘This country shall remain forever the home of the descendants of those people who came here in peace in order to establish in the South Seas an outpost of the British race’.
During World War II, many non-white refugees entered Australia. Most left voluntarily at the end of the war, but many had married Australians and wanted to stay. Arthur Calwell, the first immigration minister, sought to deport them, arousing much protest.
Minister Holt’s decision in 1949 to allow 800 non-European refugees to stay, and Japanese war brides to be admitted, was the first step towards a non-discriminatory immigration policy.
The next major step
The next major step was in 1957 when non-Europeans with 15 years residence in Australia were allowed to become Australian citizens.
The revised Migration Act 1958 introduced a simpler system of entry permits and abolished the controversial dictation test.
The revised Act avoided references to questions of race. Indeed, it was in this context that the Minister for Immigration, Sir Alexander Downer, stated that ‘distinguished and highly qualified Asians’ might immigrate.
After a review of the non-European policy in March 1966, Immigration Minister Hubert Opperman announced applications for migration would be accepted from well-qualified people on the basis of their suitability as settlers, their ability to integrate readily and their possession of qualifications positively useful to Australia.
At the same time, the government decided a number of ‘temporary resident’ non-Europeans, who were not required to leave Australia, could become permanent residents and citizens after five years (the same as for Europeans).
The government also eased restrictions on immigration of non-Europeans. The criterion of ‘distinguished and highly qualified’ was replaced by the criterion of ‘well qualified’ non-Europeans, and the number of non-Europeans allowed to immigrate would be ‘somewhat greater than previously’.
The March 1966 announcement was the watershed in abolishing the ‘White Australia’ policy, and non-European migration began to increase. Yearly non-European settler arrivals rose from 746 in 1966 to 2,696 in 1971, while yearly part-European settler arrivals rose from 1498 to 6054.
In 1973 the Whitlam Labor government took three further steps in the gradual process to remove race as a factor in Australia’s immigration policies.
These were to:
- legislate that all migrants, of whatever origin, be eligible to obtain citizenship after three years of permanent residence
- issue policy instructions to overseas posts to totally disregard race as a factor in the selection of migrants
- ratify all international agreements relating to immigration and race.
Because the Whitlam government reduced the overall immigration intake the reform steps that it took had very little impact on the number of migrants from non-European countries.
An increase in the number and percentage of migrants from non-European countries did not take place until after the Fraser government came into office in 1975.
What Mark Latham Said
Mark Latham has allegedly taken to social media to unleash a bitter and racist tirade against his political peers by claiming “white people” and “straight people” must stand up and reclaim their country.
The controversial former Labor leader posted the string of bizarre comments to his Twitter account today, just hours after boasting about streaming his first ‘Outsiders’ show on Facebook Live.
“Facebook an amazing technology: can create free TV shows, no ads, lots of free speech. By-pass the elites and confected outrage industry,” he wrote to his @RealMarkLatham profile.
Mr Latham turned to the social media platform to resurrect his ‘Outsiders’ program after he was dumped by Sky News last month for commenting on the sexual orientation of a Sydney schoolboy.
He called on his 5480 followers to “fight for the people” so they can take back “our country. He then went on to say that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a “waste of space”.
“White people must fight against the Left’s new anti-white racism,” he added, naming Senator Sam Dastyari and his “grubby mates”.
In a tongue-in-cheek response, TV personality James Mathison agreed.
“Yes! White people unite! It is time for us White people to finally stand up and be counted. History has ignored us for too long,” he tweeted.
While another Twitter user offered this observation: “This public meltdown is going from strength to strength.”
Not to outdo himself, Mr Latham then wrote: “Straight people must fight the new militant gay-left, seeking to sack those who believe in God and man-woman marriage. No persecution.”
It was at this point when social media users began questioning whether the posts were part of an elaborate hoax.
“You say you’re Real Mark Latham but I’m not seeing a verified tick… you could just be another angry, arrogant, white man with a loud voice,” one Twitter user wrote.
Mr Latham was first linked to the Twitter account in 2015. The account has laid dormant since August 2015 until late last month.
During his Sky News show late last month, Mr Latham said he thought a student at Sydney Boys High School was gay after he fronted a social media video involving the school.
“I thought he was gay. Well, yes, who wouldn’t think that? Only later in the video did it become clear the students were reciting the words of women as part of some strange social media presentation,” he said.
The video, which the school posted to Facebook, featured a number of students putting a male voice to the answers to why feminism is important to the women in their lives.
“Feminism is important to me because a few months ago a guy decided for me that I wanted to have sex with him. I didn’t want to,” one student says in the video.
Mr Latham was savaged by members of his party-faithful, namely Labor leader Bill Shorten and deputy Tania Plibersek over the remarks.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham and NSW state minister Rob Stokes also took issue with his comments.
A spokesman for the school told nine.com.au they had no further comment to make on the matter.