Author: Basil Howard – Writer and Designer.
Late in October 2016, Scott Morrison announced potential changes to immigration laws to curb the number of new permanent residents entering Australia. Morrison stated that the amount of Visas granted are too high – especially in Sydney – and that the proposed legislation is aimed at driving economic growth as well as “keeping ‘the tanned buggers’ out”.
Government sources are reporting that these changes are now imminent, and a strong backlash has already been felt in the heart of the city. Owner of Metro 6 Kebabs in Ashfield, Sali Ofki, is contemplating closing his restaurant due to the foresight of dipping sales and potential staffing shortages if the laws are passed in the senate.
Timeout Sydney Magazine rated the Halal Snack Pack at Metro 6 in their top 3 and as a result Sali has seen a steady flow of Singaporean Food Bloggers, drunk middle aged men and members of the public proudly flashing their 457 visa. He says these changes could ruin his business:
“A third of my profit comes from newcomers to Australia as they settle into the warm embrace of western Sydney,” said Sali, stopper of hangovers.
“I can’t just rely on drunk white people – one in every two thinks that ‘Halal’ is the way we cook the chips” he continued, worry furrowing his brow.
Pauline Hanson reached out to let us know that she thinks that Morrison’s new legislation is a wonderful idea, and that she remains steadfast in her choice to be a huge turd with a pulse.
The Shallot will keep a close eye on developments to this story and report them as-it-happens.