What country is Brandis describing?
Liberal frontbencher George Brandis in the Sydney Morning Herald:
When I was growing up in Sydney in the 1960s, Petersham was a popular place of settlement for immigrant families – “New Australians”, as they were often called.
Our next-door neighbours were Chinese, next to them was a Greek family, there was an Italian family directly across the street. At my local convent school, St Thomas’s in Lewisham, almost half of the kids were from non-English speaking backgrounds.…
With each new wave of settlement there has been, from some among the established population, suspicion