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Hon Alan Tudge MP and Andrew Bolt: The need for the English language, regional migration and migrant integration

Below is the transcript of an interview between Andrew Bolt and the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs on Sky News.

Tudge says:

We are rapidly approaching a million Australians who don't have any English language capability, or can't speak the English language very well.

At the moment, only about 30 per cent of people who come into the country face an English language test before they come in and have to have good English. But 70 per cent don't.

And if you don't have the capacity to communicate with other Australians, it's obviously very difficult to integrate with other Australians. And we are rapidly approaching a million Australians who don't have any English language capability, or can't speak the English language very well.

Bolt says:

Now, to the idiots who - you know, The Guardian, the Crikeys, the ABC, they are claiming I am a racist because I don't like people speaking foreign languages - I speak one and a half myself. It's not that, it's a measure of how some suburbs are getting increasingly dominated by one particular ethnic group.

Now the point is, you are saying nearly a million soon, well 800,000 now do not speak adequate English or any. It's more easy now to sustain that and not have to make the effort because if all your neighbours, or many of your neighbours speak your home language instead and the local shops as you see in Box Hill are predominantly of one ethnic group, you don't need to make that effort anymore, do you?

Source: Alan-Tudge-MP-interview-with-Andrew-Bolt-8-August-2018.pdf

Also found on: Tudge-MP-radio-interview-6PR-Conversational-English-and-population-growth.pdf

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