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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton comment’s attacking the refugee policies of former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser have the potential to critically damage his approval rating within Australia’s working class, it has been confirmed.
Responding to criticism from right-wing commentator Andrew Bolt, Mr Dutton said on Thursday that the reason why so many Australians are unhappy is because of migrants who settled in Australia during the Fraser government in the 1970s and 1980s.
“The reality is Malcolm Fraser did make mistakes in bringing some people in the 1970s and we’re seeing that today,” he told Sky News.
“We need to be honest in having that discussion. There was a mistake made.”
However, these comments, which were presumably targeted at both the Lebanese and Vietnamese-Australian communities have been met with backlash from the Australian working class, who have had more contact with these people than they have with the politicians who supposedly represent them.
“That cunt has rocks in his head” says one powder-coating contractor in Brisbane’s Browns Plains.
“Has he ever had a fucking banh mi [Vietnamese pork roll]? They are delicious”
Another labourer, Kev, says he doesn’t have an issue with Lebs either.
“The only dealings I’ve had with Lebanese people is when I’m getting my haircut or being politely asked to leave a venue”
“They do for me than that potato-headed moron. If he wants to pick on Asians and Lebos he should have kept his job in the fucking Queensland police force”
“That bloody clog wog Bolt should keep his mouth shut too”