Letter to The Editor
To The Age
Evan Mulholland is unconvincing in his claim that ‘cutting our immigration intake ‘ is ‘a reactionary populist policy’ (‘Cut false rationales, cut the red tape’, 12/4). It is a policy of sanity and wisdom. At age 77 I have seen the disastrous drop in quality of life that Melbourne has experienced already thanks to excessive immigration promoted by governments unrepresentative of the majority will. A skyline of obnoxious multi-storey boxes, clogged public transport, a rise in crime, a loss of the sense of shared community, the ugliness of the crowds in Swanston Street, the loss of free speech on race thanks to selfish minority ethnic groups and so on.
No thanks, I don’t want an increase of ‘all sensible high-density development’ in the inner city and leafy suburbs. Unless a major change in immigration policy occurs, Australia will become an unhappy realm of a small class of the rich, together with their nomenklatura, and a huge class of underlings, many without adequate water in time of drought.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic