25 Nov 2021

Open immigration destructive for Norfolk Island - economist

From , 6:00 am on 25 November 2021

A Norfolk Islander writer is accusing the Australian Government of  imposing what he calls "zombie policies" on the island.

Economist Chris Nobbs says these policies are aimed at making the island the same as the rest of Australia.

He says there is a lack forethought and it's undermining the island's unique culture.

Dr Nobbs has just launched his third book detailing the faults in the Australia takeover in 2016.

It's called 'Australia's Assault on Norfolk Island 2019-20.' 

Don Wiseman asked him about one of his key concerns.

The stone ruins of the colony, set on on the wave-swept coast, are now a major attraction for foreign tourists to the South Pacific paradise.

The stone ruins of the colony, set on on the wave-swept coast, are now a major attraction for foreign tourists to the South Pacific paradise. Photo: AFP PHOTO/Lawrence BARTLETT