Monday, December 11, 2006

Barnaby says something smart!

Queensland national Party Senator Barnaby Joyce on John Howard's plan (actually, this plan has Andrew Robb's grubby fingerprints all over it) for introducing mandatory English and "values" testing of migrants to Australia:

"We're trying to stop people who have militant ideas who want to destroy our nation - I've got no problem with that whatsoever," Senator Joyce said.

"What has to be proven is whether an English test is going to do it - most wackos are very well-educated."

That's exactly the point. This divisive piece of legislation does nothing towards its stated goal, that is, to prevent extremists from migrating to Australia and promoting an "un-Australian" agenda. I wonder what the real goal of this legislation is...