Letter to The Editor - The PM's offer to slightly lower our immigration intake is quite inadequate
To The Australian In all the many words of your front page story ("PM plea: desert One Nation", 27/3) one looks in vain for sound arguments in favour of the Coalition as against One Nation. The minor party has a history of personnel acting foolishly and quarrelling among themselves, which does not imbue a thoughtful conservative with confidence in it. On the other hand, the Coalition, since the deposition of Tony Abbott as PM, has shown too many signs of weaselling compromise with principle. For example, the PM's offer to slightly lower our immigration intake is quite inadequate and suggests a secret kowtowing to powerful interests behind the scenes. Most Australians know in their hearts that we must drastically lower intake or face a severe loss of the quality of life for all except a wealthy minority. Thus there are sound arguments for ignoring the PM's plea and casting a primary vote, if not for One Nation, then for another right-wing party such as Cory Bernardi's Conservatives or the Christian Democratic Party.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic