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The History of the White Australia Policy

The White Australia Policy was a series of laws and regulations implemented in Australia between 1901 and 1973, aimed at restricting non-European immigration to the country.

The policy was based on the belief that Australia should remain a predominantly white, British society, and that non-white immigrants posed a threat to the country's cultural and economic development.

The policy was eventually abolished in the 1970s, and Australia has since become a more diverse and multicultural society.

Today, Australian human rights laws and anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin.

These laws reflect a commitment to equality and non-discrimination, and are designed to protect the rights of all individuals, regardless of their background or heritage.

While the White Australia Policy is no longer in effect, its legacy can still be felt in some areas of Australian society, particularly in relation to the treatment of Indigenous Australians and other minority groups.

As such, it is important for Australians to continue to work towards building a more inclusive and equitable society, where all individuals are valued and treated with respect and dignity.

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