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Australia‘s Immigration Policy. Situation during the last 60 years How are the illegal immigrants treated Situation in Woomera What does the Australian Government want. The last 60 years. 50 000 permanent migrants per year Mainly from Britain or New Zealand

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Australia s immigration policy
Australia‘s Immigration Policy

  • Situation during the last 60 years

  • How are the illegal immigrants treated

  • Situation in Woomera

  • What does the Australian Government want


The last 60 years
The last 60 years

  • 50 000 permanent migrants per year

  • Mainly from Britain or New Zealand

  • Since 1945, 5.9 million people migrated to Australia

  • 500 000 people came to Australia as legal refugees

  • Nearly every fourth Australian citizen was born in a different country


A multi cultural nation
A multi-cultural nation

  • Australia provides thousands of resettlement places per year

  • This way Australia became the multi-cultural nation it is today


The treatment of illegal refugees
The treatment of illegal refugees

  • Australia‘s Government is very strict to illegal immigrants

  • This strategy is popular in the public

  • The Government got re-elected last year

  • They fear that releasing detainees into the community would only encourage more illegal immigrants to come


The detention camps
The detention camps

  • Illegal immigrants are put into detention camps, until their cases are assessed

  • It may take up to 2 years for their cases to be finalized

  • The detention camps are very isolated


The situation in woomera
The situation in Woomera

  • To protest against the conditions the mainly Afghan refugees in the detention camp of Woomera were refusing to eat for 15 days


The situation in woomera1
The situation in Woomera

  • 35 sew their lips together

  • 200 of them were refusing to eat

  • 9 teenagers threatened to kill themselves


What does the government want
What does the Government want?

  • The Australian Government thinks it is safe now for the Afghans to go back to Afghanistan

  • But ethnic minorities are still persecuted there

  • Australia would provide “generous compensation“

  • They think that would help to rebuild the country


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