Report finds social cohesion stable despite changing landscape

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The 2012 'Mapping Social Cohesion Report' - Australia's largest survey of social cohesion, immigration and population issues, authored by Monash University's Professor Andrew Markus and produced by the Scanlon Foundation, was released today.
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Since: Jul 12

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#1 Oct 26, 2012
This Report if you read it tells us that,
".. that at a broad level, social cohesion remains stable, despite a growing population, increased diversity and recent economic uncertainty."

It also say's, " Attitudes toward immigration remain largely unchanged since 2011, with 56 per cent of people of the opinion that the current immigrant intake is "about right", or "too low"."

These claims sound counter intuitive as we know that outside the corporate media outlets there are many complaints about the high rates of imitation that has been ongoing for decades. I don't need to go on about this.

So, how come this Report authored by a Monash Academic makes these claims that the Australian Community thinks immigration is "..slightly too low"?

When you look at who commissioned this Report it all becomes clear, the Scanlon Foundation. A Foundation set up by a super rich investor Peter Scanlon, to promote immigration because as an investor this makes him rich.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/businessold/scanl...

Hence we see the reason the government and the corporate media are also pro-immigration and keep denying the ill effects of decades of high immigration because the buyers of the media services profit from immigration.

We also see these same rich investors do not improve the capabilities of our economy. They always invest in Property Development or retail. This form of a economy does not improve Australian exports, only increasing the supply of unproductive economic development.

It's becoming obvious that our society as it stands does not operate effectively for the benefit of it's people. It serves only the interests of the wealthy few, we need to look for better models of society but like sheep we keep following the bought off discredited Leaders and the bought off media outlets.
yeah right

Canberra, Australia

#2 Oct 26, 2012
I would bet that Monash is one of the most heavily privatized universities in Australia. Staff are hired to 'help' foreign full-fee paying students cheat their way through their purchased degrees and authentic grades probably don't even exist as a concept anymore.

What matters at a university like Monash is your ability to PAY if you're a student, and your ability to support the LIE about "quality education" if you're an academic.

And yes, they have toilets purpose built for muslims, just so you know ;)
yeah right

Canberra, Australia

#3 Oct 26, 2012
LOL Scanlon wants to "clean up" the "student industry".
I guess he intends to do that by commissioning MONASH to do his dirty work?

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#4 Oct 26, 2012
Sounds tipical of another money wasting university report to me.
Says what their financers want, not the truth.
yeah right

Canberra, Australia

#5 Oct 26, 2012
_0rion_ wrote:
Sounds tipical of another money wasting university report to me.
Says what their financers want, not the truth.
Reports like these are really damaging. When research is subsidized by private interest groups, like this Scanlon character, money talks and bullsh*t walks as usual; but academics are supposed to steer clear of the marketplace. Being bought and sold by power-mongers is not what education is supposed to be about.

And what is really disturbing about this is that this information was distributed far and wide. Saw it on the 'news' last night and it will continue to trickle into the mainstream and be accepted by it as 'true'. Not just because it was academic research, but because some good-looking young media folk toeing the corporate line sold it to people who don't read or think.
LMR

Melbourne, Australia

#6 Oct 26, 2012
Australian Republic wrote:
This Report if you read it tells us that,
".. that at a broad level, social cohesion remains stable, despite a growing population, increased diversity and recent economic uncertainty."
It also say's, " Attitudes toward immigration remain largely unchanged since 2011, with 56 per cent of people of the opinion that the current immigrant intake is "about right", or "too low"."
These claims sound counter intuitive as we know that outside the corporate media outlets there are many complaints about the high rates of imitation that has been ongoing for decades. I don't need to go on about this.
So, how come this Report authored by a Monash Academic makes these claims that the Australian Community thinks immigration is "..slightly too low"?
When you look at who commissioned this Report it all becomes clear, the Scanlon Foundation. A Foundation set up by a super rich investor Peter Scanlon, to promote immigration because as an investor this makes him rich.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/businessold/scanl...
Hence we see the reason the government and the corporate media are also pro-immigration and keep denying the ill effects of decades of high immigration because the buyers of the media services profit from immigration.
We also see these same rich investors do not improve the capabilities of our economy. They always invest in Property Development or retail. This form of a economy does not improve Australian exports, only increasing the supply of unproductive economic development.
It's becoming obvious that our society as it stands does not operate effectively for the benefit of it's people. It serves only the interests of the wealthy few, we need to look for better models of society but like sheep we keep following the bought off discredited Leaders and the bought off media outlets.
I put this b.s. report in the same category as so many of the "stats" we hear that also seem counter-intuitive because they always seem to support the agenda of the organisation which commissioned the "research".
Kat

Australia

#7 Oct 26, 2012
Complete propaganda. Even last night on that news packaged for morons trash The Project they kept "congratulating" Australia for being so 'tolerant'.

So we are congratulated for stupidly allowing our country's social stability become worse and worse until we end up with the streets burning like London? The Islamic filth already showed their hand once in Sydney - these are the type of people we want our children mixing with?! Come on!!
Foo

Brisbane, Australia

#8 Oct 26, 2012
I would like a full printed version of this report , to put in my shithouse, so I can use it to wipe my arse.
yeah right

Canberra, Australia

#9 Oct 26, 2012
Hope Scanlon et al knows what people think of his report.

Guess he'd better get to work on more 'education programs' so that his army of migrants can do their jobs better for lower pay.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#10 Oct 27, 2012
Such reperts are goverment propaganda,look at topix Aus forum and just about anywhere else where people arent scared to say what they think and one gets a very different result.
Christian hope

Australia

#11 Oct 27, 2012
yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
Reports like these are really damaging. When research is subsidized by private interest groups, like this Scanlon character, money talks and bullsh*t walks as usual; but academics are supposed to steer clear of the marketplace. Being bought and sold by power-mongers is not what education is supposed to be about.
And what is really disturbing about this is that this information was distributed far and wide. Saw it on the 'news' last night and it will continue to trickle into the mainstream and be accepted by it as 'true'. Not just because it was academic research, but because some good-looking young media folk toeing the corporate line sold it to people who don't read or think.
I agree..Called propaganda technique..

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