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A points-based system doesn’t end naked prejudice against migrants | Kenan Malik

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Australia’s approach to immigration, seen as a model for future UK policy, is fatally flawed ‘How long have you been living in Australia?” I asked the cabbie in Melbourne. Three years, he said. He’d come from India. “Do you like it here?” I asked. No, he said. Why not? “Would you want to spend your life driving a cab?” He had trained in IT. He had submitted dozens of job applications after arriving in Australia, the proud possessor of a permanent resident visa. Soon, though, he discovered that the only job many Australians thought he was fit for was driving a cab.
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