From White Australia to Woomera

From White Australia to Woomera : The Story of Australian Immigration

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There has never been a greater need for a sober, historically informed yet critical account of immigration policy in Australia. In this revised and updated edition, James Jupp, Australia's leading specialist on migration, surveys the changes in policy over the last thirty years since the seismic shift away from the White Australia Policy. Along the way he outlines the history of Australian immigration, compares the achievements of the Fraser, Hawke and Keating governments, and considers the establishment of the 'institutions' of multiculturalism and ethnicity. Jupp looks critically at the ways economic rationalism, the rise of Pauline Hanson and One Nation, and the environmental debate have impacted upon migration choices. The vexed issue of refugees and asylum seekers is also covered in great depth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 20mm | 300g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521697891
  • 9780521697897
  • 395,645

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Creating an immigrant society, 1788-1972; 2. From assimilation to a multicultural society, 1972-2006; 3. The Fraser, Hawke and Keating governments, 1975-1996; 4. Policy instruments and institutions; 5. Multicultural policy; 6. The attack on multiculturalism; 7. The impact of one nation; 8. Economic rationalism; 9. Sustainability and population policy; 10. Refugees and asylum seekers; 11. Immigration in a global world.
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About James Jupp

James Jupp is Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University. His many publications include, as general editor, The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, its People and Their Origins, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
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