Multicultural Australia and Modern Australia same thing: Tony Burke

Tony-Burke-Lo-ResSource: AMUST

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In late August, shortly after the Liberal’s ousting of Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s Prime Minister, Labor’s Tony Burke MP, granted Manarul Islam, representing AMUST, an exclusive interview. Mr Burke is the Federal Member for Watson, which includes Sydney suburbs of Bankstown, Lakemba, Canterbury and Strathfield and, amongst other positions, is the Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia. 

AMUST: How does Labor differ in its policies and approach towards minorities and the multicultural communities compared to the Coalition and others parties.

TB: I never accepted that multicultural Australia is somehow a minority. Multicultural Australia and modern Australia are the same thing. Australia is a nation of more than 25 million different stories and each of those stories is as Australian as the other. They’re all stories that have either a link to this land all the way back to the first sunrise or they’re stories that at some point have involved immigration.

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