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[*] Post 507332 posted on 20-4-2017 at 18:29 Reply With Quote
National values

Australian, for example


Australia unveiled significant changes to its citizenship process on Thursday, flagging - among several changes - new tests on English language and "Australian values".
The new requirements would put "Australian values at the heart of citizenship processes", the government said.
But as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull explained the system, social media observers were keen to interrogate an obvious question.
What exactly are 'Australian values'?
That question appeared to trouble even Mr Turnbull, when a reporter asked him to provide a summary.
"What we will… the answer is yes, but the discussion paper that [the immigration] department has released is going to engage public discussion on this," he said.
After some further comments, he said: "Australians have an enormous reservoir of good sense, and we know that our values of mutual respect, democracy, freedom, rule of law, those values, a fair go - these they are fundamental Australian values."
Despite his clarification, Mr Turnbull's response drew rapid criticism from political commentators. "Wow... doesn't answer," said one; another dubbed the briefing "surreal"; a third suggested Mr Turnbull was in "full gibbering mode".
So the public came up with humorous suggestions
Sharing comments on a hashtag #AustralianValues, many people were quick to offer amusing alternatives.
Some joked that sporting fans complaining about rising match costs demonstrated "Australian values", while others poked fun at Australians' use of language and skill at making coffee.

So what are your nation's values?
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[*] Post 507333 posted on 20-4-2017 at 19:03 Reply With Quote

I don't think it has any, now, apart from "Sod you, Jack, I'm OK". :(
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[*] Post 507335 posted on 20-4-2017 at 19:11 Reply With Quote

Be very careful of what you wish for!!!!

Does anyone really believe that you can have homogenous national values and diversity at one and the same time.

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