Supporters of the Australian Labor Party will often claim that the ALP under Gough Whitlam ended the White Australia policy. As a student of history, I find that claim exasperating. The claim that Whitlam ended White Australia revolves around the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which removed a few legal quirks from the original Immigration Restriction Act 1901. Even … Continue reading Immigration and integration are key Liberal achievements
When Malcolm Turnbull welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia, history was made as it marked the first visit by a Prime Minister of Israel to Australia. A monumental moment for the Australia-Israel relationship, and a reaffirmation of Western support for Israel following the deterioration of support under Barrack Obama. But as usual our resident solipsist Kevin Rudd could not let such an event occur without adding his two cents; the usual … Continue reading Is Labor serious about peace in the Middle East?