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The end of White Australia

Henry Tsang.

Cr Henry Tsang, First Asian Australian to be elected to Sydney City Council, speaks on the White Australia Policy.

Created:

1996

Date Added:

26 June 2002

Source:

Making Multicultural Australia

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

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Length:

19 secs

Transcript

CR HENRY TSANG
First Asian Australian to be elected to Sydney City Council, in 1991; Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, 1991

We do have a White Australian Policy since Federation. It's only, I think, twenty years since both governments agreed that we should not have a White Australia Policy, that our immigration policy should be based on a system where you choose the best people to come.

CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW AS TEXT

In other words you donít issue a visa on the basis that this person is a better person because of his colour, a better person for Australia because of his religion, a better person because he comes from a certain part of the world. It is only in the last twenty years that we have dismantled this White Australian Policy.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1996.