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Rupert Murdoch outlines vision of Australian diversity

Australia is on its way to becoming the world’s most diverse nation, according to News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Mr Murdoch outlined his vision for Australia in the 21st century in a recent speech to the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney.

He says diversity gives Australia an “incredibly competitive advantage” when seeking trade relationships with other nations.

“We think of the United States as an immigrant nation and rightly so,” Mr Murdoch said.

“But the percentage of foreign-born in the United States – a country currently wracked by a self-defeating debate over immigration policy – is just about 12 per cent.”

“In Australia, it is double that. That means Australia is on its way to becoming what may be the world’s most diverse nation.”

ABC Fact Check examines the data and asks the experts whether Australia may become the world’s most diverse nation.

Read the full article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-08/rupert-murdoch-diversity-australia/5076168


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