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Booklet - Andrew Theophanous, 'Towards a Fairer Immigration System for Australia', 1992 Document Reg. No: HT 8558

Summary:
Red-covered booklet titled 'Towards a Fairer Immigration System for Australia'. Paper prepared by Dr Andrew Theophanous, Chair of Government Caucus Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs Committee and Chair Joint Parliamentary Standing Committee of Migration Regulations, 1992.

The booklet includes such issues as imbalances of immigration system, racism, the Blainey debate, John Howard's absorption principle' and suggestions for new quota system.

The booklet concludes: 'We do not in any way accept the arguments of those who want to cut immigration with respect to any partiuclar group, on an arbitrary basis, such as South East Asians. Indeed, what we are saying is that the system proposed herein would be a genuinly non-racist, non-discriminatory system in its concrete results and not only in theory.'...
Description:
55 pp plus title page and cover. Staple bound; red cover with black title text. Circular blue sticker on upper left cover.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.60 cm (Height), 21.00 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
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reports
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 'TOWARDS / A FAIRER / IMMIGRATION / SYSTEM / FOR AUSTRALIA / PAPER BY DR ANDREW THEOPHANOUS/CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT CAUCUS IMMIGRATION, LOCAL / GOVERNMENT AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE /.../ Copyright Dr. Andrew Theophanous, 1992'.

Also on front cover, written in pen: 'LIBRARY'. Stamped 'DEPT OF IMMIGRATION & ETHNIC AFFAIRS LIBRARY'. Written in pencil 'post 1990 / not in MAIS'.
Author: Dr Andrew Theophanous, Australia, 1992

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