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Your thoughts wanted on Immigration Place

By johnboy 3 May 2012 58

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The National Capital Authority is asking for your feedback on the successor to Immigration Bridge.

Our working title of Immigration Thing has for some reason been rejected and instead we’re being offered Immigration Place.

Immigration Place Australia (IPA), proponent of the monument, is asking the community to help identify important issues to be considered and addressed in the design brief. It is anticipated a national design competition for the monument will begin in the coming months.

IPA hope that Immigration Place will become a place for all Australians to meet and reflect on our immigrant past and the contribution migrants have made to the diversity, significance, culture and changing values of Australia.

The NCA is undertaking the consultation and assessment processes as an adviser to the Canberra National Memorials Committee (CNMC).

“IPA is required to obtain CNMC approval of their design brief before conducting a design competition,” said Gary Rake, NCA Chief Executive.

“Public comments received during the consultation period will be considered in preparing the competition guidance materials.

“The NCA has advised IPA that the design must respect and complement the existing landscape, built environment and context of the area; and take careful account of all heritage values of the area,” he said.

The CNMC has approved a site adjacent to the National Archives of Australia in the Parliamentary Zone for the development of an immigration monument.

You can let them know what you think on the NCA’s consultation page.


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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:16 am 06 May 12

I-filed said :

I’ll never forget footage of Iranian Australians barracking for Iran instead of Australia at a World Cup soccer match between the two countries. That was so wrong!
I think Australia’s multiculturalism policy has been damaging. Encourage ethnic groups to maintain their culture by all means – as a SECOND tier to identifying as Australian first & foremost.

When did you last see Iranian-Americans backing Iran over America, or Italian-Americans backing Italy over America? The Americans – for all they get wrong – benefit from their nationalism at the level of national pride. They are American first & foremost – and that allows the whole country to sidestep a whole lot of race issues.

I could make a huge list of people I personally know who are of ethnic origins who were born here yet barrack for the country their parents are from over Australia. What sort of ignoramus are you?

milkman 8:00 am 06 May 12

The problem is not immigration, it’s having the law enforced appropriately.

There are criminals from all backgrounds.

poetix 11:24 pm 05 May 12

Stevian said :

I-filed said :

I’ll never forget footage of Iranian Australians barracking for Iran instead of Australia at a World Cup soccer match between the two countries. That was so wrong!
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As an Australian born and bred, I always barrack for anyone but Australia in any sporting event. A right our forefathers fought and died for, it would dishonour their sacrifice not to exercise it.

Well played sir! (I’m not supporting you though, I hope you understand.)

It’s a free country. Most of us will support Australia, but you can’t expect a recent arrival to forget her or his homeland straight away. Try supporting a different country in North Korea. You won’t get far beyond the stadium. Here you can support Iran, England (yuck) or New Zealand (smirk, although admittedly, they did do well in Tasmania in the cricket last summer) should you so desire. That’s a good thing, not something to be mourned.

(And in the US, there are many Mexican-Amercans who will support Mexico against the US in football, at least in the men’s game. Yet it’s these same people helping develop the sport in that country.)

Stevian 6:57 pm 05 May 12

I-filed said :

I’ll never forget footage of Iranian Australians barracking for Iran instead of Australia at a World Cup soccer match between the two countries. That was so wrong!
.

As an Australian born and bred, I always barrack for anyone but Australia in any sporting event. A right our forefathers fought and died for, it would dishonour their sacrifice not to exercise it.

Deckard 5:40 pm 05 May 12

I-filed said :

When did you last see Iranian-Americans backing Iran over America, or Italian-Americans backing Italy over America? The Americans – for all they get wrong – benefit from their nationalism at the level of national pride. They are American first & foremost – and that allows the whole country to sidestep a whole lot of race issues.

What a load of crap. Have you even been to the US?

What do you think of all the kiwi’s living here going for the all blacks? Or all the poms living here going for England in the ashes.

I-filed 4:45 pm 05 May 12

I’ll never forget footage of Iranian Australians barracking for Iran instead of Australia at a World Cup soccer match between the two countries. That was so wrong!
I think Australia’s multiculturalism policy has been damaging. Encourage ethnic groups to maintain their culture by all means – as a SECOND tier to identifying as Australian first & foremost.

When did you last see Iranian-Americans backing Iran over America, or Italian-Americans backing Italy over America? The Americans – for all they get wrong – benefit from their nationalism at the level of national pride. They are American first & foremost – and that allows the whole country to sidestep a whole lot of race issues.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:57 am 05 May 12

Sandman said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

People used to say the same things about Chinese and vietamnese immigrants, but Australia did not implode or explode because of them, just like it won’t be ause of Arabs of Africans. These refugees are not going anywhere, as it’s the vocal minority that is against them. Most peeps are happy for them to be here.
If you are a racist POS, then leave. I’d rather have 100 refugees to one of you.

And while the first 2 groups you mentioned integrated with society and opened up restaurants serving delicious cheap food in our RSL clubs and local shopping centres, the other 2 follow a trend towards offending society, holding up our RSL’s and shooting each other at our local shopping centres.

Not racism, just a cultural observation.

Can you provide evidence that all, hell I will make somewhat easy for you, a quarter of Arabs and Africans that immigrate here are violent, gang raping criminals?

Walker 5:09 am 05 May 12

As an immigrant I don’t dislike the idea but I don’t care for it a great deal either, at least not something too grandiose. Canberra is indeed full of monuments already.

Would as soon give the money away to some other cause like educating skin heads to read and write, or perhaps explore new and exciting font types for their stickers.

No stuff that, better gone to the salvos, they actually work at making the world a better place.

Besides, we already have the snowy mountain scheme. Doesn’t get any more monumental than that.

Deckard 1:02 am 05 May 12

Darkfalz said :

bearlikesbeer said :

When a group of Sudanese teens covered in scars, one limping from a shattered pelvis when he was 8, and wearing Salvos clothes but brand new Nikes confronts me outside Westfield, I prepare myself for more than just a one-on-one fist fight. These guys come from a place where life is cheap.

Well said. I would add that many of the cesspools of the world are so largely because of the genetic makeup of the people who live there. Look at how SA and Zimbabwe degenerated within a few years of black rule after thriving under whites. The evolution of the human brain was not equal in all areas of the world due to different environmental stresses and geneflow, and hence some people will struggle to adapt to a modern society regardless of what help they receive. It’s a sad but real fact of life. So there’s a cultural and genetic element as to why some people cannot integrate and end up preying on societies like ours rather than contributing to them. The difference between them and local scum is that we didn’t have to import the local scum. The new wave is different to the Asians or European immigration – both people who have a proven work ethic, where the fear was not of becoming victims, but of being out-competed. We didn’t have gangs of Chinese gang raping women or forming flash mobs to rob or assault. Don’t kid yourself, a country built on one type of immigration CAN become undone by another type.

Hahaha you racist c***!! Go back to your Daily Telegraph comment sites you idiot.

Why don’t you comment on the thread with the white guy who drove through a red light killing an innocent person? Or wasn’t his blood pure enough for you?

kakosi 12:07 am 05 May 12

Perhaps a monument to the racism of Australians would be something that would have more relevance in a community that has always treated immigrants like outsiders – or worse.

And I’m talking here about legal immigrants and not people overstaying visas or boating in as refugees (and that’s a whole other bit of fodder for racist conversation just there).

Captain RAAF 11:48 pm 04 May 12

Jim Jones said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

TERRRK ERRR JERRRRRRRRBS!!!!

DEY DURKA DERRR????

HenryBG 9:18 pm 04 May 12

Sandman said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

People used to say the same things about Chinese and vietamnese immigrants, but Australia did not implode or explode because of them, just like it won’t be ause of Arabs of Africans. These refugees are not going anywhere, as it’s the vocal minority that is against them. Most peeps are happy for them to be here.
If you are a racist POS, then leave. I’d rather have 100 refugees to one of you.

And while the first 2 groups you mentioned integrated with society and opened up restaurants serving delicious cheap food in our RSL clubs and local shopping centres, the other 2 follow a trend towards offending society, holding up our RSL’s and shooting each other at our local shopping centres.

Not racism, just a cultural observation.

I don’t think you’re allowed to make those sorts of observations.
Expect a knock at your door forthwith.
“Multiculturalism is good, m’kay?”

HenryBG 9:14 pm 04 May 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

HenryBG said :

dph said :

There are some extremely idiotic responses in this thread (no surprise given the subject touches on immigration).

Yes, because anybody who thinks people should obey the law when seeking to enter Australia are clearly idiots.

Hilarious !!

Because that’s exactly what was said drama queen.

Er, when you say “exactly”, do you mean, “something similar, but only if you’re inside *my* head and taking the same drugs as I have”?

TheDancingDjinn said :

Who is clearly an idiot?

I give up. Who is it?

Sandman 9:09 pm 04 May 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

People used to say the same things about Chinese and vietamnese immigrants, but Australia did not implode or explode because of them, just like it won’t be ause of Arabs of Africans. These refugees are not going anywhere, as it’s the vocal minority that is against them. Most peeps are happy for them to be here.
If you are a racist POS, then leave. I’d rather have 100 refugees to one of you.

And while the first 2 groups you mentioned integrated with society and opened up restaurants serving delicious cheap food in our RSL clubs and local shopping centres, the other 2 follow a trend towards offending society, holding up our RSL’s and shooting each other at our local shopping centres.

Not racism, just a cultural observation.

Darkfalz 8:19 pm 04 May 12

bearlikesbeer said :

When a group of Sudanese teens covered in scars, one limping from a shattered pelvis when he was 8, and wearing Salvos clothes but brand new Nikes confronts me outside Westfield, I prepare myself for more than just a one-on-one fist fight. These guys come from a place where life is cheap.

Well said. I would add that many of the cesspools of the world are so largely because of the genetic makeup of the people who live there. Look at how SA and Zimbabwe degenerated within a few years of black rule after thriving under whites. The evolution of the human brain was not equal in all areas of the world due to different environmental stresses and geneflow, and hence some people will struggle to adapt to a modern society regardless of what help they receive. It’s a sad but real fact of life. So there’s a cultural and genetic element as to why some people cannot integrate and end up preying on societies like ours rather than contributing to them. The difference between them and local scum is that we didn’t have to import the local scum. The new wave is different to the Asians or European immigration – both people who have a proven work ethic, where the fear was not of becoming victims, but of being out-competed. We didn’t have gangs of Chinese gang raping women or forming flash mobs to rob or assault. Don’t kid yourself, a country built on one type of immigration CAN become undone by another type.

TheDancingDjinn 7:55 pm 04 May 12

HenryBG said :

dph said :

There are some extremely idiotic responses in this thread (no surprise given the subject touches on immigration).

Yes, because anybody who thinks people should obey the law when seeking to enter Australia are clearly idiots.

Hilarious !! Because that’s exactly what was said drama queen. Who is clearly an idiot?

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