The ‘White Australia’ Policy

The ‘White Australia’ Policy

The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, (especially Britain). It came into fruition with the Federation in 1901, and was progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973. In 1966, the Holt Liberal Government introduced the Migration Act, 1966, a watershed moment in immigration reform, it effectively dismantled the White Australia Policy and increased access to non-European…

The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, (especially Britain). It came into fruition with the Federation in 1901, and was progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973. In 1966, the Holt Liberal Government introduced the Migration Act, 1966, a watershed moment in immigration reform, it effectively dismantled the White Australia Policy and increased access to non-European…

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White Australia Policy - From Convicts to Chinese

White Australia Policy - From Convicts to Chinese

Just after federation, Australia passes "White Australia Policy" to restrict all non-European immigration, which influenced policies for another 70 years. So much for the language of unity in the earlier Federation meetings!

Just after federation, Australia passes "White Australia Policy" to restrict all non-European immigration, which influenced policies for another 70 years. So much for the language of unity in the earlier Federation meetings!

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