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[Citizenship Minister Alan] Tudge warned Australia was veering towards a “European separatist multicultural model” and must do more to ensure the integration of migrants.

He had called for the nation to mount a “muscular” ­defence of Western liberal values and challenge the rise of identity politics, which was legitimising “practices and behaviours which should be deemed intolerable” …

“Hence, it takes years for some Western countries to even take a strong position against something as barbaric as female genital mutilation,” he said.

In his speech, Mr Tudge said we needed to pull “our ship back” to be firmly on the “Australian integrated path”.

“Some of the challenges to social cohesion that we are facing today are similar to ones that the UK is facing, such as ethnic segregation and liberal values being challenged.”

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4 Responses to “FGM “barbaric” – Australia”

  1. dmf Says:

    Australia 1st

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dmf: I don’t think people are saying Australia first. They are saying that liberal democracies where women are equal and laws are based on reason rather than clerical dictate have every right to defend their way of life. If you’d like to go back and forth about whether preferring democracy to obscurantism and authoritarianism is a species of moral relativism I’m willing to do so, but I’m hoping I don’t have to. You can watch, in real time every day, how deeply compromised a democratic country is by a parallel system of religious courts reflecting significant anti-democratic minorities who have contempt for the state. Just follow Israel.

  3. dmf Says:

    have you followed the border enforcement policies of his party?

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Not sure what you find troublesome here. The effort seems to be to control dangerous and out of control borders in order to pursue a more orderly and compassionate immigration policy.

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