Refugees in Australia: An English View, by Sally May

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Immigration is a key issue in Australia. Until the 1960s, the government encouraged migrants to assimilate into Australian society, but due to the fact that many migrants had not even basic knowledge of the English language, this policy became unrealistic. As a consequence, the policy of multiculturalism was introduced. While it recognised that ethnic communities could maintain their unique culture and language without risk to their Australian citizenship, there is evidence of ‘slippage’ in the multiculturalism policy.

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