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The Blainey debate on immigration

Andrew Theophanous.

Dr Andrew Theophanous talks on the massive attack by John Howard on multiculturalism in 1988.

Created:

1995

Date Added:

18 July 2002

Source:

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1995.

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

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Length:

15 secs

Transcript

DR ANDREW THEOPHANOUS
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1993-96, Member of the House of Representatives, 1980-

I consider the massive attack by John Howard on multiculturalism in 1988 to have been perhaps the watershed in the struggle over multiculturalism. But we defeated that too, both from the Labor Party, but also from within the Liberal Party.

CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW AS TEXT

I guess then, weíve seen more subtle attacks now. In the 1990s weíve seen more subtle attacks and criticism of multiculturalism, we havenít seen the same up front Ďletís get rid of ití agenda in the same way that we did in, say, the critical fight in 1988.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1995.