Mick Dodson discussing immigration issues with the Federal Parliament and Chinese migration to Australia
21 June 2002
Making Multicultural Australia
Head of the Indigenous Law Centre, University of New South Wales, and former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Act number one of the Federal Parliament upon Federation was the Immigration Act to outlaw Chinese migration to Australia. I mean the first Act of the nation of Australia was a racist piece of legislation. It discriminated against Asians and Chinese Asians in particular.
Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1996.