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Badge - Australia is Full, Australians Against Further Immigration, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 910551

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Button

Badge 'Australia is Full', made on behalf of the organisation Australians Against Further Immigration, circa 1990. Australians Against Further Immigration (AAFI) was an Australian political party who described themselves as "eco-nationalists" and were against positive net immigration. The party was founded in 1989 and registered in 1990 by Rodney and Robyn Spencer, the parents of actor Jesse Spencer, it was deregistered as a political party by the Australian Electoral Commission in December 2005 and ceased to exist in 2008. The AAFI regularly stood candidates at both state and federal level, but never won a seat.
Description:
Circular button of metal alloy with safety pin fastener attached to the reverse. Front cover in fine layer of acetate beneath which is a layer of paper or motif and message have been printed directly on to metal base. White ground with map of Australia completed in yellow and green in centre.
Acquisition Information:
Collected, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.30 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, politics, white australia policy, racism, immigration policies, badges, protests, political parties, immigration selection, political ideologies
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: Centre of button in bold black type: AUSTRALIA/IS/FULL/ AUSTRALIANS AGAINST FURTHER IMMIGRATION/P.O. Box 24 ARMADALE 3143.
Manufactured For: Australians Against Further Immigration, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990

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