NSW opposition leader Luke Foley has been forced into a humiliating backdown after his Labor colleagues at both state and federal levels were incensed he had injected race into the debate over immigration by using the phrase “white flight”.
The Daily Telegraph reports, Mr Foley was directly approached by fellow Labor MPs who believed he was wrong to use the term when discussing the lack of resources like education and jobs in Sydney suburbs struggling under the strain of refugee intakes.
Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has told Andrew Bolt on Sky News he thinks Mr Foley was right to use the term “white flight” because the behaviour of some immigrants makes may Australians uncomfortable in their own homes and neighbourhoods.
Picture: NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley
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