Fact Sheet 4 – More than 65 Years of Post-war Migration On this page The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has facilitated the permanent migration of more than seven million people since its establishment in 1945. The contribution of migrants to Australian society, culture and prosperity has been an important factor in shaping our nation. A large-scale program of migration to Australia began at the end of World War II when millions of people in Europe were displaced from their homelands. During this time in Australia, there was a desperate shortage of labour and a growing belief that substantial population growth was essential for the country's future. These and other factors led to the creation of a federal immigration portfolio in 1945. By 1947, a post-war immigration boom was under way, with a large and growing number of arrivals including those on government-assisted passage. One million more migrants arrived in each of the following four decades. Early migration waves Post-war developments There were also significant intakes of:
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Results: Immigration Museum Immigration Museum home Skip to main content Discovery Centre Resources Topic > Immigrant Communities Immigrant Communities 13 Results Brazilian Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre reference sheet on Brazilian migrants in Australia. Croatian Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre reference sheet on Croatian migrants in Australia. Dutch Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre Resource Sheet on Dutch migrants in Australia. Ethiopian Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre reference sheet on Ethiopian migrants in Australia. German Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre Reference Sheet on German migrants in Australia. Immigration Discovery Centre (IDC) The Immigration Discovery Centre (IDC) offers a range of information about family history research, shipping indices, immigration and cultural diversity. Irish Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre reference sheet on Irish migration to Australia
Australian Multicultural Foundation The Scaffold Victorian Government Education Policy Initiatives Over the last decade, a number of Victorian Government Education Policy initiatives have attempted to address issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism in schools: Multicultural Policy for Victorian Schools 1997Guidelines for Managing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools 2001Blueprint for Government Schools 2003Victorian Curriculum Reform Project 2004Victorian Education Learning Standards (VELS) In Victoria, the education policy framework has developed through the Multicultural Policy for Victorian Schools (1997) and the Guidelines for Managing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (2001). The Multicultural Policy for Victorian Schools (1997) outlines a number of criteria and aims for schools: The Department of Education, Employment and Training, in its Guidelines for Managing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (2001) outlined its commitment to: This policy promotes diversity as an educational advantage, in so far as: School councils are committed to:
Aid issues The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty. Australian aid is guided by five development priorities, as set out in An Effective Aid Program for Australia: Making a real difference – delivering real results. The development priorities of the Australian aid are: health education economic development governance, and humanitarian. Australia works with governments of partner countries, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, civil society organisations and multilateral agencies to achieve these goals. The thematic strategies listed below provide further detail to inform program decisions in particular sectors. Building a sustainable future: Climate changeBuilding a sustainable future: Effective governanceBuilding a sustainable future: Healthy communitiesBuilding a sustainable future: Inclusive communitiesBuilding a sustainable future: Managing resourcesBuilding a sustainable future: Protecting communitiesBuilding a sustainable future: Resilient communities
Summary of Australia's Overseas Aid Program 2012-13 The 2012-13 Budget will increase Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to $5.2 billion, maintaining ODA at 0.35% of GNI over the coming year. Returning the budget to surplus is Australia's best defence at a time when the global economy is changing dramatically. To deliver this surplus, the Government has taken the tough, but fiscally responsible, decision to defer providing 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) as aid until 2016-17. The Government remains committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Australian aid tackles poverty through saving lives, creating opportunities for all, promoting sustainable economic development and effective governance, and by responding to humanitarian crises and disasters. Over the next four years, Australia will help 4 million children from poor families to enrol in school, vaccinate more than 10 million children and provide over 2 million poor people with access to financial services. The Aid Program at a glance Global Saving lives
4824.0.55.001 - Mental Health in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence, risk factors and characteristics of persons with mental or behavioural problems in Australia. Unless otherwise stated, this article presents information sourced from the 2004-05 ABS National Health Survey (NHS). It should be noted that the 2004-05 NHS excluded persons in hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes and hospices and hence the data relates only to persons in private dwellings. This article also draws on data from the 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) and other ABS and non-ABS sources. Mental or behavioural problems were identified in the 2004-05 NHS through the self-reported information on long-term conditions obtained by the survey (footnote 1). The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale-10 (K10) is used as a measure of non-specific psychological distress experienced in the last four weeks. Good mental health is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals, their families, and the whole population. 1.
Australian Human Rights Commission: Information for Students - What are human rights and why are they important? Promoting and protecting human rights is everyone’s responsibility. Here are some ways that you can find out more about human rights and get involved! Something in Common Something In Common is a place where you can find out about human rights issues facing Australians today, share your own stories about human rights, and take action on the issues you care about. BackMeUp 2013 BackMeUp is all about tacking action on cyberbullying. The Big Banter What do you think would make the lives of Australia's children and young people better? Get involved and share your story with the Children's Commissioner herself! Racism it stops with me Did you know that 89% of Australians aged 13-17 told us that they had experienced racism or seen it happen to someone else?
What is globalisation? Learning areas English Year 9 Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts (ACELY1739) Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts (ACELY1742) Year 10 Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752) Geography The ways that places and people are interconnected with other places through trade in goods and services, at all scales (ACHGK067) Reflect on and evaluate the findings of the inquiry to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic and social considerations; and explain the predicted outcomes and consequences of their proposal (ACHGS080) General capabilities 3–2–1 Bridge Globalisation