BOB Katter has condemned the vandalism of a mosque in Mareeba and asked the government if it would continue limiting migrants from countries associated with terrorism.
The federal member for Kennedy said in federal parliament that the defacing of the mosque, which had the word ‘Evil’ spray-painted on the mosque last Friday, was “an act of intolerance” against people who had lived in Australia up to four generations.
“The area’s four major organisations have been led by people of the Islamic faith from Albania,” he said.
“The Ghan is an Australian icon.”
Mr Katter asked: “Is the government continuing with the policies of skills and family reunion, restricting migration from the homelands to only 30,000 of the 170,000 intake and one-tenth of them coming from countries associated with terrorism?”
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, responded to the question by saying Australia was the most successful immigration nation because it chose migrants not attempting to change the culture.
“The reason we have been successful as an immigration nation where many others have failed is that our immigration program over the generations has focused on bringing people to this country who come to join us and not to change us, first of all, and secondly, come to make a contribution.”
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