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Moss Cass on the Labor movement and immigration

Moss Cass and Mara Moustafine.

Former politician Moss Cass reviews Labor's changing position on immigration control and reform.



Date Added:

31 March 2009


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In the beginning, charges against foreigners get a resonance in the Labor movement because workers always feel theyíre going to lose their jobs. And in fact, thatís what happens, letís be honest about it too. After all we were all passionately against Poms when the influx of new English migrants meant workersí conditions were depressed, or they lost their jobs. Thatís been the history of the country.


You know, opposition to the Kanakas because they took over all the jobs in the sugar cane. And itís always like that. Iím well aware of the fact that there are plenty of Labor people who donít like Jews, but when it comes to the crunch eventually, the party always votes the right way. Thatís what Sam Cohen always found. And we knew bloody well there Ė because, you know the Jews take our jobs, well and then the Italians took our jobs and then the Greeks took our jobs and then the Turks took our jobs. Itís always like that.


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