Multiculturalism In Australia. By Vanessa Locke, Dina Danias, Katie Glynn and Jacqueline Rogers. Definition of Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country.
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By Vanessa Locke, Dina Danias, Katie Glynn and Jacqueline Rogers
1890: Depression reduces immigration. First foreign language newspaper. Aboriginal reserves set up. Dictation test introduced to exclude non-European migration
1986: the AIMA Act was repealed by the Labor Government, which in 1987 created the office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
During the 1990s Australia received 900,000 migrants and in 2000-03 more than 93,900 people arrived to settle in Australia. In addition, Australia is one of only a few countries that operate a dedicated offshore resettlement program, which accepts the world’s most needy and desperate people. The program makes available 12,000 new places for refugee and humanitarian entrants each year.