History UsefulNotes / ThoseWhoveComeAcrossTheSeas

6th Feb '16 2:42:35 AM handsonsocks
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Despite the failure of overtly racist rhetoric, fear of uncontrolled immigration rose amongst ordinary Australians. Close to 90% of Australians supported the extremely high levels of skilled migration and family reunion instituted, ironically, by John Howard (Something like 160,000 a year.) In comparison, those who attempted unofficial entry by boat were viewed with suspicion and fear. After 9/11, 2001, they were told some of these 'illegal immigrants' may be terrorists, and fear turned to panic. John Howard, then Prime Minister, systematically attempted to extinguish any an all avenues of the 'illegals' gaining entry into Australia. He enforced mandatory imprisonment of unauthorized boat arrivals. The government supposedly analysed each person to discover whether they were dangerous to Australia. They kept these people off the mainland on Pacific Islands where the people would not actually have access to Australian courts. So yes - the Prime Minister who presided over and supported the largest immigration boom from non-English speaking lands that Australia has ever seen actively pandered to people who wanted to keep a few thousand penniless refugees out. We're sorta crazy that way.

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Despite the failure of overtly racist rhetoric, fear of uncontrolled immigration rose amongst ordinary Australians. Close to 90% of A majority Australians supported did not support the extremely high levels of skilled migration and family reunion instituted, ironically, by John Howard (Something like 160,000 a year.) In comparison, Particularly, those who attempted unofficial entry by boat were viewed with suspicion and fear. After 9/11, 2001, they were told some of these 'illegal immigrants' may be terrorists, and fear turned to panic. John Howard, then Prime Minister, systematically attempted to extinguish any an all avenues of the 'illegals' gaining entry into Australia. He enforced mandatory imprisonment of unauthorized boat arrivals. The government supposedly analysed each person to discover whether they were dangerous to Australia. They kept these people off the mainland on Pacific Islands where the people would not actually have access to Australian courts. So yes - the Prime Minister who presided over and supported the largest immigration boom from non-English speaking lands that Australia has ever seen actively pandered to people who wanted to keep a few thousand penniless refugees out. We're sorta crazy that way.
20th Apr '15 1:34:47 PM nombretomado
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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, southern Italy, Malta, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The immediate Post-WWII Greek Civil War and the later Korean War, and the re-establishment of NATO-backed military dictatorships over Greece and Southern Korea, resulted in many Greek and Korean refugees settling in Australia. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled their own [[ColdWar American-backed brutal anti-communist dictatorship and Soviet-backed communist insurgency]]. The break-up of the USSR and Eastern Bloc also saw an influx of Hungarians and Slavic peoples and the Yugoslav Wars in the mid-late '90s also saw many Balkans immigrants. The Jakarta riots in 1998 brought a fresh influx of migrants from Indonesia to cap off the usual Cold War refugees from Suharto's anti-communist military dictatorship, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.

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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, southern Italy, Malta, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The immediate Post-WWII Greek Civil War and the later Korean War, and the re-establishment of NATO-backed military dictatorships over Greece and Southern Korea, resulted in many Greek and Korean refugees settling in Australia. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled their own [[ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar American-backed brutal anti-communist dictatorship and Soviet-backed communist insurgency]]. The break-up of the USSR and Eastern Bloc also saw an influx of Hungarians and Slavic peoples and the Yugoslav Wars in the mid-late '90s also saw many Balkans immigrants. The Jakarta riots in 1998 brought a fresh influx of migrants from Indonesia to cap off the usual Cold War refugees from Suharto's anti-communist military dictatorship, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.
22nd Aug '14 7:26:21 PM MAI742
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As a result of the post-WWII immigration boom, Australia is a heavily multicultural society, although Caucasians are still more common than any other ethnicity. The Italian, Chinese, Greek and Indian communities are prominent, but communities of almost every known ethnic group exist, at least in the larger cities. Most Caucasians have at least some English, Irish, or Scottish descent, whether from post-war migration, gold-rush arrivals, or the original convicts and settlers.

Asians are the largest non-white minority and make up 12% of the population, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children. An interesting side-effect of this is that ''Buddhism'' is the second largest religion in Australia, after Christianity (of whatever sort), due to its asian adherents.

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As a result of the post-WWII immigration boom, Australia is a heavily multicultural society, although Caucasians Celtic-Anglo-Saxons (lumped together) are still more common than any other ethnicity. a majority. The Italian, Chinese, Greek Greek, and Indian communities are prominent, but communities of almost every known ethnic group exist, at abound (at least in the larger cities. cities). Most Caucasians European-Australians have at least some English, Irish, Irish or Scottish descent, Anglo-Scots descent whether from post-war migration, gold-rush arrivals, or the original convicts and settlers.

East Asians and South/Subcontinental Asians are the largest non-white non-European minority and make up 12% of the population, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians Europeans and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children. An interesting side-effect of this is that ''Buddhism'' (of all flavours) is the second largest religion in Australia, Australia after Christianity (of whatever sort), sort) due to its asian Asian adherents.



There is still a sizable part of the population opposed to further immigration. This is not only among the Anglo/Celtic population, but also common among Greek and Italian communities (which one journalist referred to as 'slamming the door behind you').

It's all stupid really, considering that a great side effect of all this multiculturalism, combined with nearly everyone living by the sea, is that you can get virtually any food you can imagine in a major Australian city. [[TastesLikeFriendship And that's what's important.]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Especially when]] [[DeathWorld the country]] ''itself'' seems dead set on killing everyone and everything on it unless they work together.

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There is still a sizable part of the population opposed to further immigration. This is not only among the Anglo/Celtic Anglo-Celtic population, but also common among Greek and Italian communities (which one journalist referred to as 'slamming the door behind you').

It's all stupid really, considering that a great side effect of all this multiculturalism, combined with nearly everyone living by the sea, is that you can get virtually any food you can imagine in a major Australian city.city for a decent price and in a decent quality and quantity. [[TastesLikeFriendship And that's what's important.]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Especially when]] [[DeathWorld the country]] ''itself'' seems dead set on killing everyone and everything on it unless they work together.
22nd Aug '14 7:20:54 PM MAI742
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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Malta, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, Germany, and the Netherlands. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled political instability in their homeland. The 1990s Yugoslav Wars brought many people from the Balkans, the Jakarta riots in 1998 brought migrants from Indonesia, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.

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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, southern Italy, Greece, Malta, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, Germany, and the Netherlands.Netherlands. The immediate Post-WWII Greek Civil War and the later Korean War, and the re-establishment of NATO-backed military dictatorships over Greece and Southern Korea, resulted in many Greek and Korean refugees settling in Australia. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled political instability in their homeland. own [[ColdWar American-backed brutal anti-communist dictatorship and Soviet-backed communist insurgency]]. The 1990s break-up of the USSR and Eastern Bloc also saw an influx of Hungarians and Slavic peoples and the Yugoslav Wars brought in the mid-late '90s also saw many people from the Balkans, the Balkans immigrants. The Jakarta riots in 1998 brought a fresh influx of migrants from Indonesia, Indonesia to cap off the usual Cold War refugees from Suharto's anti-communist military dictatorship, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.
4th Mar '14 11:02:09 PM wkcia
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Asians are the largest non-white minority and make up 12% of the population, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children.

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Asians are the largest non-white minority and make up 12% of the population, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children.
children. An interesting side-effect of this is that ''Buddhism'' is the second largest religion in Australia, after Christianity (of whatever sort), due to its asian adherents.
6th Nov '12 4:59:33 AM msq
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It's all stupid really, considering that a great side effect of all this multiculturalism, combined with nearly everyone living by the sea, is that you can get virtually any food you can imagine in a major Australian city. [[TastesLikeFriendship And that's what's important.]]

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It's all stupid really, considering that a great side effect of all this multiculturalism, combined with nearly everyone living by the sea, is that you can get virtually any food you can imagine in a major Australian city. [[TastesLikeFriendship And that's what's important.]]
]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Especially when]] [[DeathWorld the country]] ''itself'' seems dead set on killing everyone and everything on it unless they work together.
4th Aug '12 8:43:05 PM Ckuckoo
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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled political instability in their homeland. The 1990s Yugoslav Wars brought many people from the Balkans, the Jakarta riots in 1998 brought migrants from Indonesia, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.


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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Malta, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, Germany, and the Netherlands. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled political instability in their homeland. The 1990s Yugoslav Wars brought many people from the Balkans, the Jakarta riots in 1998 brought migrants from Indonesia, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.
4th Aug '12 8:38:43 PM Ckuckoo
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There were two major migratory waves that we'll ignore for the sake of it here: the migration of the Indigenous Australians from Whereverville to Australia ~70,000 years ago, and the migration of many British people to Australia after 1787.

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There were two major migratory waves that we'll ignore for the sake of it here: the migration of the [[UsefulNotes/FirstAustralians Indigenous Australians Australians]] from Whereverville to Australia ~70,000 years ago, and the migration of many British people to Australia after 1787.



Of course, its not just Europeans, Asians, and Aboriginal Australians making up the diversity in Australia. The constant flow of economic migrants from New Zealand has left Australia with about a seventh of the world's Maori. Many Pacific Islanders, Middle-Easterners, Africans, and North and South Americans, have made Australia their home.

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Of course, its not just Europeans, Asians, and Aboriginal Indigenous Australians making up the diversity in Australia. The constant flow of economic migrants from New Zealand has left Australia with about a seventh of the world's Maori. Many Pacific Islanders, Middle-Easterners, Africans, and North and South Americans, have made Australia their home.
4th Aug '12 7:34:41 PM Ckuckoo
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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.

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After World War Two, however, Australia decided that it needed to 'populate or perish'. About two million Europeans immigrated from Britain, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany, and the Netherlands. After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy in the 70s came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. Around the same time, thousands of Chileans fled political instability in their homeland. The 1990s Yugoslav Wars brought many people from the Balkans, the Jakarta riots in 1998 brought migrants from Indonesia, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia. These immigrations changed Australian society to a melting-pot of different cultures.



After the declaration of Multiculturalism as an official policy came an (unrelated) wave of Vietnamese seeking asylum after the war. Tens of thousands settled in Australia over the following years. The 1990s Yugoslav Wars brought many people from the Balkans, the Jakarta riots in 1998 brought migrants from Indonesia, and the current conflict in the Sudan has brought many Sudanese people to Australia.


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Of course, its not just Europeans, Asians, and Aboriginal Australians making up the diversity in Australia. The constant flow of economic migrants from New Zealand has left Australia with about a seventh of the world's Maori. Many Pacific Islanders, Middle-Easterners, Africans, and North and South Americans, have made Australia their home.
22nd Jul '12 6:15:16 AM Ckuckoo
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Asians make up about 10% of the population. They are the largest 'non-White' minority in Australia, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children.

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Asians make up about 10% of the population. They are the largest 'non-White' non-white minority in Australia, and make up 12% of the population, with easily the biggest concentration being spread throughout UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}. A tendency for Caucasians and Asians to marry is starting to leave a big footprint, with both Melbourne and Sydney beginning fill up with "half Asian" children.
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