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"Australian identity", racism and recent responses to Asian immigration to Australia

Jones, Gavin W


Recent responses to Asian immigration in Australia can be assessed in relation to Australia’s search for a national identity. Australian nationalism has always had its racist elements, reflected in the maintenance of the White Australia Policy until it was abolished by the Whitlam government in 1973. Asian immigration has built up considerably since them, though no one source country has been dominant. Since the late 1970s, generally one third or more of settler arrivals have been from Asian...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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