Why do you think Australia is known as a multi-cultural society?

Australian history in the second half of the twentieth century’ has been marked by several government policies to control the cultural features of the social makeup of Australia. From 1947 to 1964 the official policy was one of assimilation and during 1964 to 1973 it was one of integration.

Both these policies stressed the, need for people from other cultural backgrounds to adopt the cultural practices and values of the politically powerful white mainstream society. In 1973 under Prime Minister Whitlam Australia was declared a multicultural society.

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