Admission impossible

Australia, 1992

Film
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The very first Act passed by Australia’s first parliament was a law to exclude non-white races from Australia. “Admission impossible” is the true story of the behind-the-scenes political forces and propaganda that created the infamous White Australia Policy which was enforced until 1972. Eyewitness accounts and recently discovered confidential documents reveal how immigration officers carried out racial selectivity to discriminate against Asians, Jews and non-European applicants. The last part of the program discusses the impact the Vietnam War had on the reversal of this policy.

Credits

director

Alec Morgan

producer

Chris Oliver

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37514

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Vietnamese - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Vietnamese - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → White Australia Policy

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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