Keeping Australian Culture Western
Peter Costello, the Australian Treasurer, made some interesting statements as a prologue to a forthcoming terrorist summit:
"This is the way I look at it: Australia is a secular society, with parliamentary law, part of the Western tradition of individual rights."Hat Tip: Fiftieth Star
In an interview with The Australian, Mr Costello said migrants needed to understand and respect the "core values" of democracy, a secular society and the equality of women.
And he warned that Australia needed to be clear that the nation's core values would not change.
"If you are looking for a country that practises theocracy, sharia law -- which is anti-Western -- there are those countries in the world ... you will be happy there. But you won't be happy in Australia."