23rd February 2010
The penchant held by successive governments for wasting taxpayer funds never ceases to surprise me.
Recent reports inform us that we will soon be permitted to read the new White Paper on a study into the threat posed by home-grown terrorism and the alarming trend of locals being recruited by so called extremists to Jihad against our culture.
The report has spurred the government to announce it will allocate $70 million towards improved vetting of prospective migrants.
Perhaps this could have been avoided entirely if successive governments had listened to large sections of the Australian constituency who have expressed concern about the issue of immigration levels and it's composition, rather than sweeping the issue under the carpet and denigrating their concerns as nothing more than xenophobic hysteria.