I think most Australias are well aware that the immigration policies of our country leave alot to be desired, but the "White Australian Policy" wasn't acceptable either.
I understand what you are saying but this current situation wasn't fueled by politics, it was fueled by 'territorial rights'.
Long before immigration policies were an issue there have always been territorial problems with surfies, sharpies, bikies, westies; just to name a few. In the 70's the surfies and sharpies were always 'blueing'.
From the information that I have this current situation was created by some middle-east teenagers that decided to go to Cronulla from the western suburbs of Sydney and physically attack people on the beach (one week ago). Locals were enraged and initially encouraged the actions of the young people to have a peaceful demonstration yesterday. The coverage we are seeing this morning is like something from overseas; I can't believe it is happening in Australia.
Apparently last night another group of middle-eastern youths came back to the area and stabbed a young man in the back, before taking baseball bats to 100 cars between, Maroubra, Brighten-le-sands and Cronulla.
I do agree with you that Australia has changed for the worse.
I'm so glad that I live in a regional area. Sydney was changing before I left it 12 years ago. I grew up in the beachside suburbs and it breaks my heart to watch what is going on.
The NSW Government has to do something to make the little areas that people have left to enjoy themself, safe! I don't know how they are going to do it, but they will have to find the answers. That is what the fat cats get paid to do!!! My recommendation would be that they do it FAST, because I think this is only the beginning.