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Wednesday, 8 June 1994
Page: 1445

  Motion (by Senator Spindler)—as amended by leave—agreed to:

  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 Australia's multicultural diversity.