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White Australia Policy And The Cronulla Riots

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I n t h e p a s t , Australia has participated in substantial events, poised against other ethnicities, but as Australia’s identity emerges, we discover just how far we’ve come since the White Australia Policy and the Cronulla Riots. However, under closer inspection, we discover the real truth, and that is that we truly haven't moved forward at all, and that realistically we put up the facade of being a multicultural country, but once that mask is removed, Australia is just the same as it was all those many years ago. The White Australia Policy, implemented in 1901, was the governmental action that saw any non-white or non-christian Australians or refugees denied permission to stay in the country if unable to pass rigged dictation test.

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