One Nation Senator Calls for Policy of Closed Door on Immigration

One Nation party Senator Malcolm Roberts supporting the Liberal government’s Character Cancellation Consequential Provision Bill 2016 called for a reform of Australia’s policies that will cut the quantity of immigration and that will prevent entry of those who would not assimilate.

“Assimilation and integration occurs only when a pace and quantity of immigration does not swamp a host culture. And when a quantity of immigration focus on those with an intent, willingness and ability to assimilate”, Senator Roberts laid down what appears to be the One Nation party’s philosophy of the immigration reform. He added that future immigrants should be selected from cultures, which have, what he called, “a track record of assimilation”.

The One Nation politician said also that Australians are feeling being forgotten and taken advantage by what he called “old political parties”, during his speech in the Senate on Monday.

“We all need to get to the roots of people’s economic concerns. To everyday Australians, jobs matter and that is why we need to cut immigration quantity”, Senator Roberts said. If Australians are unemployed and government can not support them because “it is burdened by the non-assimilating immigrants people feel more ostracised in their own country, forgotten, taken advantage of”, he elaborated.

Pauline Hanson’s Senator explained that in his opinion the non-assimilating immigrants are Muslims reminding of his party proposal for a ban on Islamic immigration.  “Culture and integration matter to Australians. These values are being undermined by rapid diversity, especially when Islam is in the midst.”


We need to remember that we all lock home at night not because we hate people outside. We lock our homes because we love the people inside.

The One Nation politician indicated in his speech that his party favors policies of what appears to be the closed door strategy on the immigration in Australia.

“We need to remember that we all lock home at night not because we hate people outside. We lock our homes because we love the people inside.”

Senator Roberts emphasized that Parliament must “protect Australia’s borders”.

One Nation politician also appeared to defend his party from future accusations of fascism and racism.

“We in Pauline Hanson’s party value diverse views. And we welcome those of various religions, nations, races, skin colors, ethic groups and political perspective within our borders who have assimilated.”

Senator Roberts made clear that the Bill proposed by the ruling coalition is only “first step” to necessary reforms.

“We in Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party value diverse views. And we welcome those of various religions, nations, races, skin colors, ethic groups and political perspective within our borders who have assimilated. We value our nation, our Constitution, laws and culture.”

EXCERPTS FROM HON. SENATOR MALCOLM ROBERT’S SPEECH ON THE CHARACTER CANCELLATION CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISION BILL

As a servant to the people of Queensland in Australia I rise to speak to the Character Cancellation Consequential Provision Bill 2016. This bill is welcome first step in a set of policies proposed to support Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

A DUTY OF ALL OF IMMIGRANTS TO ASSIMILATE

We see it as a beginning to move the discussion on a core issue of concern for Australians across the nation from quantity of immigration to the quality of immigration. When we talked about quality we talk about willingness and ability of immigrants to assimilate.

May I remind all Parliamentarians that government has three core responsibilities to protect life, to protect property and to protect freedom. As a part of sworn duties we have a sole responsibility to preserve social cohesion that flows from a secure sense of national identity.

I save the establishment in this Chamber among us who want to understand the Trump phenomenon, the Brexit phenomenon and the Pauline Hanson’s phenomenal success to understand what drives people’s needs what people are saying to us as we travel across this great country.


As a part of sworn duties we have a sole responsibility to preserve social cohesion that flows from a secure sense of national identity.

IMMIGRATION CUT AS AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY

We all need to get to the roots of people’s economic concerns. To everyday Australians jobs matter and that is why we need to cut immigration quantity. More importantly social cohesion matters, so does trust and the sense of belonging. These are all qualities that tap into people’s sense of achievement. If they don’t have no job and the government can support them because they are burdened by the non-assimilating immigrants people feel more ostracised in their own country, forgotten, taken advantage of.

Culture and integration matter to Australians. These values are undermined by rapid diversity especially when Islam is in the midst. The Scanlon Survey Social Cohesion Index conducted annually out of Monash University demonstrates that point specifically: social cohesion is important to Australians. Dr. Frank Salter, our One Nation academic researcher in sociological matters, has reviewed international literature on diversity including extensive studies from Harvard University. That data supports what we say about cohesion – global studies converts with the Australian data. As much as Greens try the data can not be hidden because people see it and feel it everyday around us.

SOCIAL COHESION UNDER THREAT IN AUSTRALIA

Senator Hanson has been talking about social cohesion for as long as she has been on national stage. In her first speech as senator she talked about how precious a sense of belonging really is and trust. She said: “It is about belonging commitment to fight for, protect and respect. This will never be traded or given up for diversity.”

Social cohesion, Madame Deputy President, comes from national identity and that’s something that grows organically. It can not be legislated. It can not be imposed top down by condescending politicians and bureaucrats, the establishment and elites. It can not be created by naming government departments of multi-cultural affairs. Social cohesion can come only from the people. It can’t be read by sloppy governments as Minister Dutton courageously admitted late last year when he chided his own party for his immigration policies of the 1980’s. For his courage Minister Dutton was pillared by the Labor-Greens coalition that fails understand the essence of national cohesion and identity. Everyone gets it except for a chattering classes. Instead of no nation we must have One Nation.


Assimilation occurs when a quantity of immigration focus on those with an intent, willingness and ability to assimilate.

My colleague senator Burston in his first speech noted the social science research on national identity and social cohesion. The research has been done overseas and in Australia. The data indicates, Madame Deputy President, that our social fabric in this country is frayed and that is why voters are deserting the old parties. The fraying of our identity was foretold, was predicted and was warned. The Liberal and Labor parties imposed permanent massive immigrations without taking national identity into account or even asking voters permission.

Senator Burston spoke on the coldness and arrogance of our political elites and I fully support his views. ??Poverty, that is individual’s economic situation, can not explain why more Muslims have tried to volunteer to fight in the Middle East for outlawed Islamist forces that are presently in the Australian Armed forces fighting in that theatre. Economics can not explain why Australians are fleeing areas of heavily migrant settlements, especially Islamic settlements. This is not only white flight, it is every kind of flight. Every kind of Australian is fleeing this new ghettos. In our society self-segregation has become a reality. We the people are seeking to protect our properties, our liberties.

MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS WILL NOT ASSIMILATE

There are solutions of these problems that goes beyond what is proposed in this bill. If we apply international standards of social impact assessment to the selection of immigrants the gradual process of assimilation would begin to restore social cohesion, belonging and trust.

How can we expect that people waded into ideology masquerading as religion that specifically precludes assimilation to assimilate and integrate? We can’t. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is willing to say the things that need to be said and do the things that need to be done. We listen to the people of Australia across the nation and implement policies that people has asked us to champion.


Assimilation and integration occurs only when a pace and quantity of immigration does not swamp a host culture.

A common question I am asked is how many Australians complain or are afraid of Buddhists, who comprise the large proportion of our nation that those of Islamic ideology? Australians don’t complain of Buddhists or Sikhs, Hindi, Jews, Catholics, Protestants and so on.

Not only the scale of immigration counts but the content and the quality. If immigrants are to assimilate we should be choosing the cultures with a track record of ready assimilation. Therefore we need to congratulate the Minister for Immigration for the success in his operational plan to take control of our country borders after the open borders policies of the Labor-Greens coalition. No wonder recent Channel 7 poll found the number of supporters of ban on Islamic immigration all but match those opposing the ban. Do I need to remind that from a poll last year from even the control oriented polling group found more people support ban on Islamic immigration than opposed it. That essential poll shown that among Greens voters over one third supported a ban on Islamic immigration. (…)

ONE NATION PROPOSES POLICY OF CLOSED DOOR INSTEAD OF OPEN DOOR

Senator Bernardi rightly said that political elites and establishment are now being held accountable. And he left his party and joined with us in holding the establishment accountable. This bill is a first in the crawl toward the conversation that needs to be had on quality of immigration.

(…) We need to remember that we all lock home at night because we hate people outside. We lock our homes because we love the people inside.

(…)We in Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party value diverse views. And we welcome those of various religions, nations, races, skin colors, ethic groups and political perspective within our borders who have assimilated. We value our nation, our Constitution, laws and culture. Assimilation and integration occurs only when a pace and quantity of immigration does not swamp a host culture. And when a quantity of immigration focus on those with an intent, willingness and ability to assimilate.

This bill is important first step. We support the character and visa amendment because instead of no nation we must have One Nation.

(The excerpts were slightly edited. Editor omitted statements that relate to the specific bipartisan debates, that do not influence the context and content of the Senator’s speech. The omitted statements were marked with (…). The subtitles come from editor.)