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The Galbally Strategy for migrant settlement

James Jupp.

Dr James Jupp talks on the Galbally strategy.

Created:

1994

Date Added:

17 July 2002

Source:

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

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Length:

33 secs

Transcript

DR JAMES JUPP
Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Australian National University

The Liberal Party leadership adopted that welfare model, which I think came almost entirely from the Australian Greek Welfare, and Australian Jewish Welfare. That was the model of services being delivered by ethnic communities, particularly those two. Now once you start delivering services, you start giving money, and the money can be used for other purposes. So I think that Galbally really represents the first official recognition that ethnic communities had social and political functions.

CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW AS TEXT

Prior to that they had all been seen as song and dance groups, or running restaurants. But from Galbally onwards they actually started being built in to the government structure because Galbally wasn't just concerned with welfare. It also advocated what became the Special Broadcasting Service as well. So if you read it carefully it is not just welfare. Itís several other multicultural functions. So once you start having radio stations or television stations, once you start paying not insignificant subsidies to ethnic organisations, once you start acknowledging the problems of access and equity - once you start doing all that, government is then actually approving of ethnic diversity, which it hadn't done really before.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.