Migrant crisis: Refugees must be prioritised on their beliefs

Just as the government, in allocating the 12,000 places it has added to the humanitarian intake, has every right to screen out security threats, so it has every right to test whether applicants are capable of integrating peacefully and effectively into the community.

And like it or not, religion is a crucial factor in that respect, all the more so with refugees from the greater Middle East.

It is therefore entirely proper for Australians to be concerned about the religious composition of the expanded intake the government has announced.