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Mobilising ethnic communities

Pino Bosi.

Pino Bosi talks about freedom to speak within the ethnic communities.



Date Added:

26 June 2002


Making Multicultural Australia


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Author, broadcaster and founding member, Ethnic Communities’ Council of New South Wales

So suddenly you had Whitlam, who said “You are part of us”, you had Grassby, who said “I am one of you”.

Australians believed that Grassby was a migrant himself. But those who believed that it was Whitlam or it was Grassby, who actually conceived the whole thing, are wrong. We provided the bullets, we provided the powder. They had the gun.

But none of us had the means or the foresight to actually get together.

So when they said to us, “You've got a right to do it”, it was like somebody pulling the blind open all of a sudden, and you see sunlight. My God! I've got a right to speak! So let's speak. From the moment you begin to say that, things begin to change.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.