Franca Arena, Member of the NSW Legislative Council, tells of the election.
26 June 2002
Making Multicultural Australia
Member of the NSW Legislative Council, 1981-
I remember that (election) night waiting for the results and wanting to know that a Labor Government had been elected. We cried, we really cried of joy and thinking it's a new turn for Australia and it's a new turn for us immigrants.
CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW AS TEXT
In effect it had been very difficult up till then to even get migrants involved in politics or anything at all.
Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.