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The New Labor Agenda

Mick Young.

Mick Young, Minister for Immigration, speaks about the latter part of his and Frasers period.



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18 July 2002


Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1995.


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Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Multicultural Affairs, 1987-88

I think that the period, the latter part of Fraser and my period, was the consolidation of acceptance. We took the debate to a new level, to some extent, out of the gutter, where a lot of people wanted to keep it, and I think taking our parties with us on these questions. Now a lot of people, of course, jumped on the bandwagon because all of a sudden they discovered there were a lot of voters in their electorate who actually liked the term multiculturalism and still do.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1995.