There’s no doubt about it: Migration has shaped and changed Australia. The country’s history is marked by a series of migrations – the British, the Chinese, the Greeks, the Italians. We’re a nation largely built on the shoulders of those who came here seeking a better life, but we’re still wrestling with what that means for our modern identity.
In the first of this two-part series, Dr Susan Carland asks some of Australia’s most knowledgeable and sought-after commentators on migration and inclusion about the policies and attitudes shaping society’s approach to immigration. Our guests today are Sharon Pickering, Monash University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) & Senior Vice President; labour economist Claudio Labanca; and criminologists Rebecca Wickes and Marie Segrave of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre.