From White Australia to Woomera: The Story of Australian Immigration
Book by James Jupp, Australian National University
Reviewed by Gary P. Freeman, University of Texas at Austin
Gary P. Freeman of the University of Texas at Austin reviews From White Australia to Woomera: The Story of Australian Immigration by James Jupp. James Jupp provides a sober, historically informed yet critical account of immigration policy in Australia. Jupp, Australia’s leading specialist on migration, surveys the changes in policy over the last thirty years since the seismic shift away from the White Australia Policy. Along the way he outlines the history of Australian immigration, compares the achievements of the Fraser, Hawke and Keating governments, and considers the establishment of the ‘institutions’ of multiculturalism and ethnicity. Jupp looks critically at the ways economic rationalism, the rise of Pauline Hanson and One Nation, and the environmental debate have impacted upon migration choices. The vexed issue of refugees and asylum seekers is also covered in great depth.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2004.tb00235.xe.