Malcolm Turnbull to be Given UK prize for immigration program

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Malcolm Turnbull will be given a prize for managing Australia’s non-discriminatory immigration program.

The Disraeli prize, granted through the British centre-right thinktank System Exchange, is named for Britain’s first best minister of a minority background, Benjamin.

Turnbull will take the award of the British home secretary, Amber Rudd, on 10th July 2017 in Westminster.

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“Prime Minister Turnbull has managed a powerful non-discriminatory immigration program serving to make Australia a land of a chance for peoples from all around the globe,” the Policy Exchange said.

“He has also emphasised the importance of immigrants in Australia integrating successfully into the country’s mainstream – by acknowledging and respecting the predominant values of Australian life and society.”

The thinktank also stated Turnbull’s “tension” with conservatives in the Liberal Party over issues such as renewable energy.

The prime minister is in Europe for the G20 summit.


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