Immigrants from many different countries live and work in Australia, and others continue to make the journey. These new cultural influences have encouraged changes in Australia's policies toward multiculturalism. In this lesson you will learn about the people who migrate to Australia, recent immigration trends, and the Australian government's efforts to encourage cross-cultural understanding.
Destination Title: Australian Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs
Start at the home page of the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Web site.
- Under "Multicultural Australia," click on Living in Harmony and follow the link at the top of the page to Community Grants. Read through this page, taking notes as you go.
- Click on Media centre and then Fact Sheets. Under the first heading, "Background Information," review the three fact sheets titled "Immigration—The Background," "Key Facts in Immigration," and "The Evolution of Australia's Multicultural Policies."
Using the information you gathered from this site, answer the following questions.