New ABC chairman has history calling out ‘problems’ with multiculturalism


“There are problems with multiculturalism and it’s about time our politicians had the guts to mention some of them,”  wrote Ita Buttrose in 1988 when she was editor-in-chief of the Sun-Herald.

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In the column, Buttrose talks about two-thirds of voters wanting a reduction in immigration levels, Australians fearing “Asianisation” and her hopes for a referendum on immigration.

“I don’t object to specific groups of people, linked to their country of birth, congregating in a specific area, but I can also accept that the original inhabitants of the area could object because they may be made to feel like aliens in their…

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