& # 39; Most migrants don't know what Australian is & # 39 ;: new minister responsible for multicultural affairs demands that & # 39; foreign criminals & # 39; be deported while resisting African gangs
- Liberal MP Jason Wood says that those who are willing to integrate will be supported
- Wood has always sung about his harsh approach to African gang violence
- He says that violent criminals must be deported regardless of where they come from
- Wood has questioned the ability of the prison system to rehabilitate perpetrators
A member of parliament who will oversee multicultural affairs has said that most migrants do not know what it is to be Australian and has vowed to beat African gangs.
Jason Wood, who will work under Peter Dutton as Assistant Minister of Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, said he is concerned about integration.
Last month, the liberal member for La Trobe struck the & # 39; out of control African youth gangs & # 39; in Melbourne and also said that migrants who commit crimes should be deported.
Mr Wood told Sydney Morning Herald that he did not apologize for his earlier Facebook comments.
He said that although his new role requires him to listen to migrant communities, he is also concerned about how older Australians think about immigrants.
Jason Wood, the new assistant minister for customs, community security and multicultural affairs, takes a hardened approach to the African & # 39; gang crisis & # 39; and supports the deportation of & # 39; crooks born abroad & # 39;
& # 39; Most migrants who come here do not know what it means to be Australian. It is more about taking the trouble to get multicultural groups together and to mingle with the other, more traditional, sports groups, & he said the publication.
Mr Wood also refused to refer to his earlier comments that non-Australian citizens should be deported if they commit crimes.
& # 39; You put these guys in jail and they don't get shaved clean and ready to work, they come ready to go to the next level in the world of crime, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If you have a visa here and you're committing a carjacking or a home invasion … I don't care where you come from, if that's what you do, you go home. & # 39;
Mr. Wood had previously said on Facebook that & # 39; African gangs got out of control & # 39; in response to recent violence at the Fountain Gate shopping center in Melbourne.
Last month he wrote: & # 39; I have received legislation to deport criminals born abroad, but Bill Shorten and Labor will not support it!
Mr Wood will be sworn in on Wednesday and says in a Facebook status that he & # 39; will call African gangs without hesitation & # 39;
& # 39; I have agreed with Interior Minister Dutton that the AFP is part of a national anti-gang team to hit violent youth gangs in the southeast and western suburbs. & # 39;
Mr. Wood will be sworn in on Wednesday and says in a Facebook status that he & # 39; does not hesitate to call African gangs &.
He went on to acknowledge the & # 39; majority & # 39; of the African community to comply with our laws and & # 39; contribute to Australian culture & # 39 ;.
Jason Wood says that non-citizens who commit violent crimes must be deported wherever they come from
La Trobe MP Jason Wood has adopted a tough rhetoric after a series of violent fights at Fountain Gate Westfield
Mr Wood's comments were regarded by the chairman of the South Sudanese community organization of Victoria, Achol Marial, as & # 39; disturbing & # 39; labeled.
But the assistant minister said he & # 39; no regrets & # 39; comments on his comments and says that he will work closely with Sudanese and other migrant communities.
He added that many leaders of migrant communities praised his honesty, recognizing that the liberals were the only party that could get jobs for them.
Mr Wood also wants to collaborate with other ministers to combat unemployment, domestic violence and harassment in the schoolyard.
Mr. Wood said he had agreed with Home Secretary Peter Dutton to allow & # 39; the AFP to participate in a national anti-gang team to target violent youth gangs in the southeast and western suburbs & # 39;
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