Inappropriately high levels of immigration combined with the policy of multiculturalism has led to a serious breakdown in the social cohesion of Australia.
For many reasons, in particular the problems of unemployment, a lack of integration amongst the population, increasing costs of infrastructure and services and the environmental impact, the issues of immigration and population must be urgently addressed in the interests of our future as one people.
Essentially the thrust of the policy is that with all due fairness, we must have an approach to immigration that will benefit not burden the existing population.
The full details of the immigration policy of Pauline Hanson's One Nation are contained in a comprehensive18 page document - available on request.
The following is a summary of the main points:
Main Policy Points
Abolition of the policy of multiculturalism.
Immigration levels based on zero nett gain - that is to essentially cap the population with the exception of the births/deaths ratio by replacing the 30,000 or so people per year who permanently leave Australia. The policy is non-discriminatory.
Skilled migration will consist of 20% of the programme and must be directly related to the needs, which cannot be addressed by existing Australian workers.
20% of the programme will be allocated to business migrants who will be carefully assessed as to the benefit they would bring to Australia.
Family reunion has been an important part of Australia's history and will continue but for dependant immediate family only.
The Citizenship oath will be strengthened to included a pledge of commitment and loyalty to Australia and its people above all others. Five years of permanent residence will be necessary before being eligible for citizenship.
Deportation of non-citizens for criminal offences that result in a gaol term. These offenders will be, by negotiated treaty, returned to their country of origin to serve their sentence - where necessary we will contribute to the cost of their gaoling in their own country. In most cases this will be cheaper than the same costs in Australia.
Genuine refugee numbers will be maintained at the current level, but there must be no expectation of automatic permanent residence. If possible, they will return to their own country when the unrest in their homeland has been resolved.
Statement issued by Pauline Hanson MP, member for Oxley