Project Description


Australia is a nation shaped by immigration. From the first fleet onwards, people from all over the world have arrived here and made a new life for themselves, and their families. In the post war, ‘populate or perish’, era, migrants came from Italy, Greece, and other parts of Europe. Then, following the Vietnam War, Asian immigration dramatically increased. Modern Australia is a multicultural country. Paul Barclay speaks with a panel of guests about the impact of immigration on Australia.

Marina Go media executive, author

Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno author, cultural historian, ANU.

Tasneem Chopra cultural consultant, author, activist

Amanda Vanstone former Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

Dr Tim Soutphommasane Race Discrimination Commissioner
Recorded on 21st September, 2016, at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. Part of the “Defining Moments In Australian History” series.