Advance Australia Fair? Citizenship Law, Race and National Identity in Contemporary Australia

Anne Macduff
Although the ‘White Australia policy’ was officially rejected over 40 years ago, this thesis argues that it continues to influence notions of belonging in Australia today. While racial exclusion from the national community was once achieved through discretionary mechanisms embedded in migration laws and policy, today, it is achieved through Australian citizenship laws and policy. This thesis critically examines the package of law reforms introduced in 2007, which subsequently became the Australian Citizenship Act 2007...
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