The White Australia Policy, The Racist Country Its Academic Historians Have Condemned

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“Australia is not, and never has been, the racist country its academic historians have condemned”
Critically analyse ‘the white Australia policy’ relating it to the quote provided
In 1901, Edmund Barton the prime minster at time decided to introduce the Immigration Restriction Act left Australia banning prostitutes, criminals, and anyone under a contract or agreement to perform manual labour within Australia which seems that Edmund Barton was doing his job and kept Australia safe but he was not. This is because, he did not stop there, he introduced a dictation test to exclude certain people by making them sit a written exam that they need to pass to be welcome in Australia voted by an immigration officer and majority of the non-white people was given the answer no you are not welcome here. Many of prime ministers were involved in this as it ended in 1973. The quote “Australia is not, and never has been, the racist country its academic historians have been condemned “is most certainly incorrect between the years 1901 to 1973 as the majority of people were not allowed to enter Australia if they were non- white people. The reasons proving that Australia was indeed a racist country include the reasons why the white Australia policy was introduced, immigration and the way other countries saw Australia.
The reasons why the white Australia policy was introduced is why Australia was awfully racist. Although numerous people were gratified to be Australians and thought it was a

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