1. Implying they are race supremacists? Anyone who ever read any newspaper, or watched rubbish like Channel 9 news would know that that is still the doctrine that Australian are fed. And, sorry to state the obvious, but when you have Pauline Hansen stating that she agrees with the govt, then you know the policy is racist/xenophobic.
2. Australia chose to move away from that monoculture because that was not wokring out, and they simply could not have a continually growing economy that way. They needed to syncronise with the western world, which was effectively (with the exception of South Africa- which DID consider itself western) using Multicultural policies. Assimilation was not as accepting as the melting pot form of migration in USA.
What's race supremacist about this policy relating to “Australian values” then? You're going to have to be more specific. Britain has or has considered implementing similar citizenship tests, is Britain a race supremacist state too? I still think you're just trying to invoke subconscious images of swastikas and the KKK because you know they work.
By “western, monocultural, and predominantly European” Australia, I was referring to it as it is now. One group of people fit into those three categories, and they are the vast majority.
No really. It was more about destroying this so-called 'pure' white culture which supposedly superceeds this Asian "plague", or "yellow peril", as it sometimes referred to. It was not fear of weapons (other than in WW2), but a fear of imposing cultures.
There are always many factors. White Australia policy was mainly trumpeted by the Labour party because Asian workers were undercutting Australians. I don't think Australians are worried about their children adopting a foreign culture any more than they were 100 years ago. It won't happen; unless they are forced. There are foreign cultural practices carried out by immigrants that I'm sure they do disapprove of, however. These lead to things like increased crime and disease and Islamic terrorism.
And what of differences. I am surrounded by people who are completely different to me everyday. Am I supposed to be terrified of them?
You probably would be terrified of them if you stood out like a sore thumb, were hugely richer than them, much smaller, and unprotected. Sure, Australia is safe while it's protected by its big brothers in Europe and America and the others can't afford weapons, but that's not something that can be guaranteed forever.
Not the case. Even European immigrants in the time of Assimilation were finding it hard to fit in, and a large proportion of them actually went home (even back to Communism). There was also a large influence of Greeks and Italians who formed their own little "ghettos". AS for these "different" sources, they rae mostly from Asia. During the time of the gold rush, there were quite a few large Asian communities in Australia, except after 1901, and the crack down on immigration, they were thrown out, or pressured out of Australia.
The Soviet Union, Greece and Italy are not traditionally where Australian immigrants mainly came from. Of course first generation immigrants are going to have a harder time, especially when they don't speak the same language. I don't know why things should be made intentionally harder for their children, however. Which is what multiculturalism does.
You forget where Australia is located- ASIA. It's not like USA and UK, where immigrants came from far distances. The majority of immigrants to Australia come from their neighbouring countries. And are, in a way, a way of keeping the peace between the nations.
No matter the distance, cultures and ethnic groups occupying the same place can and will still clash. These can be as minor as every day racism, from racial preferences to playing the race card in a situation that involves different groups of people.
How, exactly, do these immigrants keep the peace between nations then? Not only have countries long waged war with each other despite having large minorities of the other nation within their borders, many wars have been the result of those minorities. Hell, we could have witnessed such a thing a few weeks ago if Denmark was closer to the middle east. Looking at this, it seems a bit ludicrous to suggest immigration is a way to keep peace.
That's probably the point. It is an Imperialistic set of values, that haven't changed when Imperialism collapsed. Postcolonialism did not even touch Australian. The original peoples of Australia have been qwelled, and silenced. Common judicary systems may exist, but that does not necessarily mean that all people agree with it.
Please give us some examples of modern Australian imperialism then.