Badge - Stop the Racists, Australia, circa 1990s Object Reg. No: SH 990423

Alternative Name(s): Button

Badge with the slogan 'Stop the Racists, Asians are Welcome', it was made and used in Australia, circa 1990s. In the late 1990s cultural diversity and Australia's immigration policies were hotly debated, as recent and potential immigrants to Australia became the focus of both attack and defence during One Nation's highly publicised push for Queensland and Federal Parliament during 1997 and 1998. Badges such as these are a reminder of some of the more contentious aspects of Australia's migration history.
Round plastic purple and white badge with red, white and black print. White plastic backing with metal pin.
Acquisition Information:
Collected, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.80 cm (Height), 5.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, racism, badges, political protests, political parties, cultural awareness, political ideologies
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Racism
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: On front of badge - asians are welcome asian are welcome asians are welcome/ STOP the/ RACISTS! On reverse of badge - MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Place Made: Australia, circa 1990s
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s

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