Digging myself a fallout shelter
- 9 July 2004
I can't find the link now, but saw some figures from the UK that showed migration from "certain parts of the world" to be financially negative, both in terms of GDPPP, and taxation.Numbers are just wrong. Was this Labor's plan all along? What's the actual strategy? I can't find one. Must be a certain number from a certain place with a certain skill set, etc. Plus, purely humanitarian numbers. But, where's the plan? Surely we have one.
On the racial side, we did have a white Australia policy for a long time. I think we might have been worried about how many Chinese rushed to the gold fields in the 1850s and on Federation decided we wanted to be Anglo-Celtic. Lucky we let in all those Italians and Greeks after WW2 and the Vietnamese after 1975. Otherwise we wouldn't know what an Espresso, Moussaka or a Banh Mi was. Yet to see what we're importing of any value these days.
They are costing.