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Tuesday, 7 June 1994
Page: 1386


Senator SPINDLER —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)the findings of a Saulwick Age Poll, published in the Age on 7 June 1994, that although a majority of Australians want new arrivals to live the Australian way of life, they generally welcome ethnic diversity as a positive feature of Australian society, and

    (ii)that young people accept, by 72 per cent to 24 per cent, that Australia is a better place for having citizens from many countries live here,

  (b)welcomes the fact that, overall, 65 per cent of all respondents see diversity of population as a good thing; and

  (c)calls on the Government to continue and reaffirm its commitment to the concept and achievement of Australian multiculturalism.