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 book, Australia's leading specialist on migration James Jupp surveys the changes in policy over the last thirty years since the seismic shift away from the White Australia Policy. Along the way the author considers the history of the White Australia Policy, compares the achievements of the Fraser, Hawke and Keating governments, considers the establishment of the 'institutions' of multiculturalism and ethnicity, and then the waves of attacks on multiculturalism. It looks critically at the impact of economic rationalism on migration choices, the environmentalist challenges to migration, and the impact of Pauline Hanson and One Nation. Most importantly the vexed issue of refugees and asylum seekers is covered in great more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139195034
  • 9781139195034

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'Jupp's book will be much appreciated by those studying this field, as there has not been a book that has looked at Australian immigration policy in depth ... This book would be invaluable for those studying in this field as well as for general readers.' Australian Studiesshow more

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1. Creating an immigrant society: 1788-1972; 2. From assimilation to a multicultural society: 1972-2002; 3. The Fraser, Hawke and Keating Governments 1975-1996; 4. Policy instruments and institutions: multicultural policy; 5. The attack on multiculturalism; 6. The impact of one nation; 7. Economic rationalism; 8. Sustainability and population policy; 9. Refugees and asylum seekers; 10. A past, present and future more

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