The information from last year’s Census has been made available with some quite interesting results. It reveals that in the years since the Census before was taken, in 2011-2016, Australia had 1.3 million migrants come to our country and that is obvious when one goes shopping. We are no longer a country of white Europeans with a small indigenous population; we truly are a multicultural nation.
I took particular note that Muslim immigration had increased since 1991 by 160 per cent which is also reflected in the community. We have become more Asian and are enjoying the most successful multicultural society on Earth. Some commentators say that the country has retained our ‘fair go’ and egalitarian way of life, though with in excess of three million Australians currently living below the poverty line I question that opinion.