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)