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Title Australia's immigration debate / editor: Justin Healey
Published Rozelle, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2002

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Description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Issues in society ; v. 171
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 171
Contents Chapter 1: Immigration in Australia: Key facts in immigration; Immigration - the background; Overseas-born population; The metropolitan melting pot; Migration lift to young and skilled. -- Chapter 2: Immigration and the Population Debate: Population projections; People number-crunching; More younger workers are fundamental to prosperity; A potentially fatal burden on a fragile continent; Skills essential for the good ship Migrant Policy; More people mean a stronger, wealthier nation; Damaged environment demands we cut our population; Partisans 'hijack' population debate; Fertility plea 'futile'; Boom in numbers must be planned for, say greens; Roll up to a migration juggling act; Growth must come from within; Much to be gained from more Australians; Quality of our way of life is at stake with mass immigration; Small and well formed ... let's leave it that way. -- Chapter 3: The Asylum Seekers Debate: Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program; Seeking asylum within Australia; Debunking the myths about asylum seekers; Firm but fair approach to asylum seekers; A compassionate solution to boat people is not weakness; The case for detention; Leadership minus compassion is tearing us apart; No shame in putting national interest first; Border protection and compassion can coexist; There is another way to deal with boatpeople; Criminals 'better off than asylum seekers'; UN fails to offer decent alternative
Summary At the current net rate of 80,000 new migrants/year, by 2051 Australia will have approximately 25 million people, depending on currently falling fertility rates - should Australia increase or decrease its migrant intake? This book looks at the debates over migrant intake levels; population growth; and the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. What are the key economic, social, environmental, infrastructural and humanitarian issues involved in how Australia deals with immigration?
Analysis Immigration
Racial discrimination
Population size
Statistics
Australia overseas comparisons
Migration - Legal (Australia ) Demography Policy making
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page 43
Audience Senior secondary and tertiary students
Subject Population -- Environmental aspects.
Emigration and immigration.
Refugees -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Racism -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Racism -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Australia.
Refugees -- Australia.
Australia -- Population -- Government policy -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Australia -- Population policy.
Australia -- Population -- Government policy -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- Population -- Government policy.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration.
Genre/Form Issues in society
Author Healey, Justin.
ISBN 1876811803