From White Australia to Woomera: The Story of Australian by James Jupp

By James Jupp

There hasn't ever been a better want for a sober, traditionally trained but serious account of immigration coverage in Australia. during this revised and up-to-date variation, James Jupp, Australia's best expert on migration, surveys the adjustments in coverage over the past thirty years because the seismic shift clear of the White Australia coverage. alongside the way in which he outlines the historical past of Australian immigration, compares the achievements of the Fraser, Hawke and Keating governments, and considers the institution of the 'institutions' of multiculturalism and ethnicity. Jupp seems to be significantly on the methods financial rationalism, the increase of Pauline Hanson and One state, and the environmental debate have impacted upon migration offerings. The vexed factor of refugees and asylum seekers can be coated in nice intensity.

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In the early stages these neighbourhoods were in the inner cities in housing built before 1914 or in the new far outer suburbs still being built, often by the immigrants themselves. The impact was greatest on Melbourne and Adelaide. This concentration reactivated fears of ghetto formation which had surfaced from time to time over the past seventy years. These fears were enhanced by violence and rioting in American ghettoes and by civil disorder in some areas of London settled by West Indians, such as Notting Hill and Brixton.

While Fraser represented the monocultural rural electorate of Wannon, Hawke was returned for Wills in 1980, a north Melbourne area with the highest concentration of Italians in Australia, to whom were later added Greeks, Yugoslavs, Maltese and Lebanese. His Cabinets included several ministers representing similar electorates, including Keating (Blaxland), Young (Port Adelaide), Holding (Yarra), Duffy (Holt), Willis (Gellibrand), Dawkins (Fremantle), Howe (Batman), Hand (Melbourne) and West (Cunningham).

The new proletariat The ethnic groups formed by European migration between 1947 and 1972 were essentially working class, whatever their origins, although they often had middle-class leaders. They also wished to retain cultures which were changing in their original homelands, including dialects which were being modified into national languages and entertainment which was moving away from folk and rural forms towards expression through the mass media. There was a political divide between those who had come as refugees from communism and the larger number who had emigrated for economic reasons.

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