Between 1996 and 2007, the Howard Government used racism to sustain its popularity. From the late 1990s, the primary victims of
racist campaigns against immigrants were refugees who arrived by boat, without official permission. After 9/11 2001 the focus increasingly shifted to Muslims and Arabs, who were more explicitly targeted from 2005. While the conservative parties’ racist policies served electoral purposes, their campaigns were also shaped by a deeper logic: the interests of the...[Show more]
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