Australian Conservatives leader and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi is supporting Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's call for visas for white South African farmers who are being targeted in South Africa because of their skin colour.
Senator Bernardi has been joined in his support of the Immigration Minister's position by crossbench Senators Leyonhjelm and Anning.
In Episode 3 of his Weekly Dose Of Common Sense podcast, Senator Bernardi says in South Africa, "there are black vigilantes supported by elements of the South African Government with campaign buses running around saying, 'black is right' and, 'give us back our land' and they are targeting white farmers because of their skin colour."
“They are killing them, maiming them, and beating them off their land. These people are now a group that are maliciously targeted simply because of their skin colour. It is out and out racism and too few are prepared to call it for what it is,” he said.
“South Africans have been fantastic contributors to Australia like so many migrant communities. And if they can’t get on with their life safely and their livelihood safely then it’s fitting and proper that we should consider offering them refuge here in Australia,” Senator Bernardi continued.
Minister Dutton raised the question last week when he suggested white South African farmers deserve “special attention” for humanitarian immigration to Australia.
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