a multicultural Research Library

Making multicultural Australia

Search the complete site: ... Sitemap » ... Links to other sites »

multicultural Audio »

Category: Audio Interviews »

Subject: Cultural Studies »

thumbnail

The New Labor Agenda

Alan Matheson.

Alan Matheson speaks on the Hawke years, from a union point of view.

Created:

1994

Date Added:

18 July 2002

Source:

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

--

Length:

30 secs

Transcript

ALAN MATHESON
Ethnic Liaison Officer, Australian Council of Trade Unions

The Hawke years, from a union point of view, moved the whole debate and support of the debate into the worker area, up until the mid '80s probably. Then I think in the late '80s we began to lose a number of the plots both in migration and multiculturalism. And so by the time you've hit the Keating years - the late '80s, early '90s - I think wed lost the plot on multiculturalism, I think some of the institutional expressions of multiculturalism, like the Office of Multicultural Affairs had lost the plot.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.