Immigration Nation – With thousands of migrants arriving on the shores of Australia, the country grapples with its immigration policies.

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Australia, built on the backs of migrant workers, now claims to be a beacon of human rights and equality. But not so long ago, racism reared its ugly head in the form of the ‘White Australia policy’ – a policy designed to keep people of colour out.

Australia began the 20th century as a ‘social laboratory’. It lead the world by initiating reforms and innovations that entrenched basic freedoms, fairness and opportunity decades before they were tried in Europe, Britain and the US.

Source- Aljazeera

Source- Aljazeera

Yet at the heart of this experiment lay a dark racist policy, and it would take more than 100 years to resolve a fundamental contradiction.

“Immigration Nation”, a three-part special series on Al Jazeera, is the story of how Australia has met its challenges, and how it still tries to overcome a legacy of social exclusion.

With thousands of immigrants arriving on the shores of Australia, immigration remains a burning issue.

Source- Aljazeera

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