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Booklet - B.M. Snedden, 'The Migrant & Human Rights', Good Neighbour Council of Victoria, 1968 Document Reg. No: HT 8555

Booklet entitled 'The Migrant and Human Rights' by the Hon. B.M. Snedden, Minister for Immigration. The booklet contains the text of an Address given by Snedden at the 16th State Conference of the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria on 25 October 1968.

The booklet contains sections on: 'The Meaning of Human Rights', 'Man's Age-old Concern for Human Rights', 'The Need for Vigilance', 'Australians and Human Rights', 'Legal Aspects and the Community', 'Human Rights, Migrants and the Law', 'The Law, Society and the Development of Human Rights', 'The Right to Dissent', and 'Human Rights and Community Attitudes'.

The booklet concludes: 'I believe that Australia compares favourably with many other countries. But we know that all is not perfect, and if we are to progress it is essential first to identify our imperfections, and then to overcome them. This is the continuing task which lies ahead.'
Staple-bound, blue cover booklet with black title text and12 pages plus the cover.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.70 cm (Height), 14.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship act, discrimination, immigration, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racial discrimination act, racism, refugees, white australia policy, making history - white australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: public addresses
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 'THE MIGRANT / AND HUMAN RIGHTS / The Hon. B.M. Snedden, Q.C., M.P. / The Good Neighbour Council / of Victoria'.
Author: Honourable Billy Snedden, Australia, 1968
Publisher: Good Neighbour Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1968
Other Association (See Comments): Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 Oct 1968

Place and date Address was given by B. M. Snedden


Phil Thomas Posted on 08 Apr 2011 10:07 AM
There is a glaring 'typo' in the spelling of the author's name for this online document in the Inscriptions and Author sections - it is Snedden, not Sneddon.

Phil Thomas
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Apr 2011 3:06 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thank you Phil! We'll forward your feedback on to the staff for their review.

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