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  • Eco Refugee At White Point
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    Rednecks of the outback Dirt Music by Tim Winton 480 pp, Picador For years now Australia has been the last frontier. Those who flock to its scattered wild places come from all over the planet, not least from within Australia itself. The crowds at Darwin or Broome, or scouting through the Red Heart, are as likely to start out from Macquarie's Street Consulting Rooms or Collins Street Legal Chambers as from Detmold or San Diego. Only a few will be ecological pilgrims: most are attracted by the com...
  • White Australia Policy
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    Abolition of The immigration Act or white Australia policy The origins of the 'White Australia' policy can be traced back to the 1850's, when white miners' resentment towards the Chinese diggers growing into violence on the Buckland River in Victoria, and at Lambing Flat in New South Wales. The Governments of these two colonies introduced restrictions on Chinese immigration. Later, it was the turn of hard-working Kanak as in Northern Queensland. Factory workers in the south became opposed to all...
  • Public Policy And Multiculturalism In Australia
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    Identifying and evaluating an argument d) What do we know about the public policy and multiculturalism in Australia? The duration of this essay focuses upon the arguments two theorists from the dossier reading, K. Betts (1988) and S. Castles (1989) and two writers from additional readings on the topic of multiculturalism, J. Stratton (1998) and A. Markus (2001). K. Betts outlines an attitudinal survey taken in Australia in the 1940's on multiculturalism and immigration, and compares the results ...
  • White Australia Policy
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    The diversity of origins of Australians has made Australia to be one of the countries that adopt multiculturalism. The migration to Australia happened since centuries ago and still continues until the present. Up until the 1960's, Australia was defined as a White Nation. The dominant national culture was defined in Anglo-Celtic terms and all other cultures were excluded from its self image. There are three main phases in the evolution of Australia's public policies on immigration and related mig...
  • White Australia Policy
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    Racism and alienation is a battle that can now be thought of as one that can be won. In "Singing the Dogstar Blues", the main character Joss is paired up with alien and she, and also the entire population of the book, have to overcome certain mental boundaries put up by the sub conscious which relate to the "letting in" of some one whom may be considered as different. As can be seen in events in history such as, firstly, in Australian history when Chinese gold miners came to Australia and were t...
  • Government's Introduction Of The White Australia Policy
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    Analyse the political, social, and economic impacts of the Australian Government on its people during the 1901-1914 period. 600 word limit The actions, policies, and concepts underpinning the Australian Government at both federal and state levels during the 1901-1914 period had profound economic, political, and social impacts on the Australian people. Australian society at this time was divided by race, sex, and to a lesser extent, class distinctions. These social groups were significantly affec...
  • Land Impacts On Flora
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    ABSTRACT Environmental impact is clearly evident in Australia. By using the concept of an ecosystem, the term environment is defined as being composed of six interconnected areas. Although Aboriginals modified their landscape, particularly through their use of fire, the impacts they made did not substantially damage the environment. In contrast, the white settlers quite deliberately set out to tame, civilize, and exploit the land. The native flora was affected by clearing, grazing, and introduct...

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