Talk:Immigration history of Australia

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Tagged for refimprove[edit]

  • Although some assertions in this article are referenced there are many unreferenced assertions that need citations. From there we will be able to progress to a more neutral and factual article.--Matilda talk 21:41, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Gold rush immigration[edit]

In response to edit comment by Bardcom Citation please - or is this part of the citation from "Australians: Historical Statistics"??? - I have reviewed that ref and confirm that the assertion cannot be derived from that book on those pages --Matilda talk 01:36, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

History of Howard immigration[edit]

By adding the history of immigration under the Howard government (seen here), we will need to expand it to provide the whole story. That is, the initial reduction in the first years of the Howard government was due to cuts to family reunion visas, followed by the later increase in skilled 457 visas. The change in ethnic mix is also noteworthy, as when Howard came to power he halved the proportion of immigrants coming from Asian countries, which was increased somewhat later in his term. There were also business groups lobbying hard for the increase in 457 visas.--Lester 21:36, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Thank you for your suggestion. When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make those changes. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the edit this page link at the top. The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold in updating pages. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes — they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. You don't even need to log in (although there are many reasons why you might want to). :-) --Matilda talk 23:05, 19 June 2008 (UTC) John Howard was a tosser.