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Immigration, trade and citizens' rights - an Australian history - response to Bandicoot's Our Rights to Jobs

Bandicoot writes in Our rights to jobs negotiated awayabout how Australian government has signed away the rights of Australians to self-govern on the question of mass immigration, a problem now affecting our employment opportunities and conditions. Indeed, many problems affecting Australians arise from a trend of the late 20th century to conflate trade in goods across borders and trade in people across borders. Goods-imports depress our prices and people-imports depress our wages and conditions, but, even more importantly, they depress our democracy. In the end neither producers nor workers win, unless they are multinational corporates.

Call for Conditional Citizenship Bill

Australian Citizenship Pledge:

'From this time forward I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.'

When new Australians pledge their loyalty to Australia, it is not some token spiel, it is a solemn oath! Many proudly respect this oath, but evidence from our gaols demonstrates that also many do not.

Australian citizenship is a privilege, highly valued and sought after globally. It is not a right. Citizenship comes with prerequisite conditions and performance conditions.

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