Here’s another reason I really like Australian PM John Howard. He has shuttered the department of multiculturalism from the Australian government. From the Daily Telegraph:
PRIME Minister John Howard officially scrapped multiculturalism today as he sacked Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone and renamed her old department.
The trouble-plagued Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) will now be known as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, with former Workplace Relations Minister Kevin Andrews the new minister.
This move in Australia follows Tony Blair’s announcement in which he said those who move to Britain from other cultures and countries need to integrate and adopt British values.
Hat tip: Mark Steyn at The Corner.