Teacher Notes

Who Can Be Australian?

How do we decide who can be Australian?  This module explores Australian government policies relating to immigration and citizenship since 1901.  It has three activities.

  1. White Australia
    In this activity you will explore the White Australia policy which was implemented in 1901.  You will consider the legacy that this policy has had on Australia.
  2. The Citizenship Files
    In this activity you will explore what Australian Citizenship means.  You will do this by re-opening some cases from the past that relate to citizenship.
  3. A Heated Debate
    In this activity you will look at the strongly held and often differing views that Australians have about immigration, citizenship and population polices today.