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    Australian Immigration, Increasing Multiculturalism and Discrimination: A Research Proposal

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    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal on immigration, multiculturalism and discrmination in Australia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: MH11_MHAusImmResP.rtf

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    the 20th century challenged the once predominantly White regional culture. Shifts in the demographic composition of Australian resulting from immigration surges in the 1980s and 1990s have led to  an increase in the problem of applying a multicultural social perspective. As a result, discrimination against people of non-White status, including immigrants from communities ranging from Latin American to  Southeast Asia, has become a social justice issue. The purpose of this study is to assess the reflections in the current literature regarding the nature of  Australian immigration and define its impacts. In conjunction, this assessment will also be linked to changing demographics in Australia as they shape increasing discrimination against immigrant citizens. Within  the scope of this study will be a view of multiculturalism from a theoretical standpoint and then through its application to views of discrimination in Australia.  Limitations This study will focus on the use of secondary source materials, including immigration surveys conducted in Australia, rather than a primary research process.  As a result, this study is limited by its reliance on secondary source materials and by the validity and reliability of the studies in the sources utilized.  Review of Literature According to Collins (2001) book, Migrant Hands in a Distant Land: Australias Post-war Immigration, the post war immigration picked up considerably due to the dissolution of the  White Australian Policy. The early eighties saw the majority of the immigrants coming from Vietnam as refugees from the war (Collins, 2001). Also groups from Lebanon and Latin America  began making their way into Australia, each bringing with them new ideas and foreign influences (Collins, 2001). The 1990s saw even greater numbers of refugees coming from many of the 

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