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

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“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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