It was also highlighted that individuals who are able to leave everything they have been accustomed to are "courageous and self-starters. The exact type of person who has drive and self belief to launch an innovative new business"
Bill concluded by highlighting that misinformation about migrants needs to be met with facts and rational thought. He pointed to three main areas where the population and migration arguments have been merged for political purposes including: infrastructure, unemployment and the preservation of 'community harmony’. He believe these facets should never be used as arguments against migration but a need to improve and thrive in these areas.
These issues were a focal point of Mr Shortens message exclaiming that "every time a new immigrant feels that their legitimacy as an Australian is being questioned – there are consequences. It dents their confidence and their place in the community."
He finished by strongly opposing the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and the need to avoid creating any sense of immigrant illegitimacy in Australia.
During the final segment of the vening, Mr Shorten fielded a wide range of questions ranging from the type of Australia he would like to see in 10 years time, further reforms to the Labor party, strategic investments as Australia's demographics change, Australia's relationship with Indonesia and the Pies (AFL team).