Community

Leave Australia if our values are ‘unpalatable’, says PM Turnbull

Leave Australia if our values are ‘unpalatable’, says PM Turnbull

MALCOLM Turnbull says anyone who cannot abide by the core Australian value of mutual respect should leave the country.

In a passionate speech in the wake of a terror attack in Sydney in which a 15-year-old shot dead a police worker, the Prime Minister said violent extremism needed to be tackled head on.

He said those who could not practice harmony should leave the country.

“It is not compulsory to live in Australia. If you find Australian values, you know, unpalatable, then there’s a big wide world out there and people have got freedom of movement,” Mr Turnbull said.

“The success of our society is founded on mutual respect and we have to recognise that people who preach hatred, preach extremism, are undermining the success of this extraordinary country and this extraordinary project.”

The Prime Minister made the remarks as he announced Australia’s top security officials would meet in Canberra next week to discuss how best to tackle the increasing emergence of violent extremism.

“Later next week I’ve asked for the agency heads working on countering violent extremism from all Australian Governments to join our director of counterterrorism to discuss at an official level what more we should do and what we need to do better,” he said.

Mr Turnbull said the Muslim community was “our absolutely necessary partner in the battle against violent extremism”.

“If we want to be respected, if we want our faith, our cultural background to be respected, then we have to respect others,” Mr Turnbull said.

“Every single one of us who wants Australia to be successful, who wants our great nation to prosper further in the future, who wants us to be safer in the future … we have to ask ourselves: are we teaching our young people both by word and by deed the values of mutual respect? Because if we are not, then we are not doing enough for Australia.”

Mr Turnbull said he had spoken with UK Prime Minister David Cameron last night who was battling very similar issues as Australia was and sought his advice.

The British PM passed on his condolences to the family of Curtis Cheng who was shot by 15-year-old Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad.

Mr Turnbull said he was “committed” to making sure he was doing all he could to disrupt the activities of those who were trying to undermine Australian society.

“I am committed to ensuring that everything I say and do will make the work of those who keep us safe easier,” he said, brushing off suggestions that his predecessor Tony Abbott was part of the problem.

“It’s not easy at all, it’s hard, but make it less difficult. I want to make sure that everything I do helps take us to the solution, doesn’t worsen the problem.”

Online Source

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

Community

More in Community

15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas To Be Held In Varansi

The Indian TelegraphNovember 1, 2018

NSW Takes Gold Medal For Jobs Creation

The Indian TelegraphOctober 25, 2018

From The Premier’s Desk: Cost of Living

The Indian TelegraphOctober 9, 2018

Naturally Luxurious Display Centre Opens Doors To Sydneysiders This Weekend

The Indian TelegraphOctober 9, 2018

Sydney’s First 4DX Cinema To Launch At EVENT Cinemas George Street

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 26, 2018

The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Madhusmitha KrishnamurthySeptember 20, 2018

Indian Migrants Sent US$5.71bn In Remittances To Other Countries In 2017

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 14, 2018

Ash Venkat Represents India At Pageant Of The World

Vish ViswanathanAugust 30, 2018

Sachin Pilot: We Oppose Lynching

The Indian TelegraphAugust 28, 2018

AEC Calls On Hindi Speakers To Register For Election Work

The Indian TelegraphAugust 28, 2018

Business Confidence Soars In Regional NSW

The Indian TelegraphAugust 20, 2018

As Floods Ravage Kerala, Labor Urges Oz Government To Extend Helping Hand

The Indian TelegraphAugust 20, 2018

Free Counselling For Western Sydney Parents

The Indian TelegraphAugust 16, 2018

Global Movie & TV Piracy On The Rise As Criminals Profit From OTT Streaming Credentials Available on Dark Web For Under $9

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

Crown Group Offers The Benefits Of Being Elite

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

NSW Cost Of Living Service Goes ‘LIVE’

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

Superstar Celeb Judges Announced For Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition’18

The Indian TelegraphAugust 9, 2018

MAV Announces Two International Cultural Collaborations With Singapore

The Indian TelegraphAugust 8, 2018

Migration: An Honest Picture

Jyotsna SharmaAugust 8, 2018

Strike A Pose, It’s Never Too Late

Susheela SrinivasAugust 8, 2018

Refugee Week Wake-Up Call: We Can Do Better

Shivani SinghalAugust 8, 2018