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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 11, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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382,000 Muslims live in Australia (2% of the population.) Muslim immigration into Australia escalated in the 1970s when tens of thousands of Muslims fled the Lebanese civil war. In September 2015 the federal government announced that Australia would accept 12,000 Syrian refugees Proponents argue that Australia has a duty to join its allies in Europe and accept at least 12,000 refugees. Opponents argue that Australia should stay out of this crisis and accepting refugees from the Middle East leads to a risk of letting terrorists into its borders. See recent Muslim immigrants news
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Political correctness is killing the western world. We're so concerned with being called racists we bow to someone calling us silly names. There needs to be a massive injection of common sense and prudency to expidite processes as well as support in... 2 years ago from a Green in Kenmore
We should add a question to the immigration test "Are you a terrorist" "Do you like beer and bacon?" "Do you have a beard?" If the answers go yes, no ,yes then we should reconsider letting them in.... 2 years ago from a Labor in Sydney
A one year moratorium on all immigration from groups identified as being a 'cultural assimilation risk'. 2 years ago from a Green in Melbourne
This is so racist to assume only Muslims are terrorists.
They are victims of terrorism. Let them in. 2 years ago from a Green in Granville
That is a racist policy. Yes there is concern at the moment about radical Islamics, however it was once radical Christians and other faiths. Processes for refugee status should be the same, no matter the religion or culture. 3 years ago from a Green in Perth
No, but we must screen them carefully and we should take asylum seekers on a triage basis so that those most at risk from attack in refugee camps and of persecution (such as homosexuals, atheists and apostates, Christians, Kurds and Yazidis and Ahmaddiya... 3 years ago from a Green in Brisbane
This is the Most racist thing are we back in Negro day
You should be embarrassed putting this on
Am not a Muslim either. 3 years ago from a Green in Mitchelton
Whilst I agree that banning is unconstitutional, I believe that Muslims are as much of a problem as Roman Catholics were and still are. 3 years ago from a Green in Tullamarine
Australia should ban all immigration of Muslim people as they do not assimilate with the Multicultural and democratic way of life here in Australia. Since allowing Muslims into Australia, violence and in particular violence against females has increased... 3 years ago from a Green in New Farm
No, banning someone based on their religion is racist and un-Australian. However, we do need better screening processes and more extensive background checks. 3 years ago from a Green in Brisbane
Why does this question keep turning up in every election survey? I am growing tired of this question. I don't see how any muslim person should be any more suspicious than any other person coming into Australia. In a hypothetical response Japan has a... 3 years ago from a Green in Carrum Downs
Terrorists? we have had no terrorist attacks here. The threat is greatly exaggerated, it's a Government scare campaign. 3 years ago from a Green in Darwin