Aussies twigged it first
British papers have released the results of a survey of 1,003 Muslims which show younger Muslims alienated from Britain. The lead author of the report, Munira Mirza, blames “multi-cultural policies implemented since the 1980s which have emphasised difference at the expense of shared national identity and divided people along ethnic, religious and cultural lines." (We address ending this separation here.)
According to the International Herald Tribune, the Government of Australia had already come to the same conclusion, and on January 23 changed the name of its Department of Immigration and Multi-culturalism to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
More than a website redesign is on order.
The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, is quoted as saying that the Australian values embodied in citizenship are "democracy, the rule of law, sexual and racial equality, and a common language, English."