One of the many races that migrated to the United States is the Vietnamese race. After the fall of Saigon, Vietnamese refugees have fled their homeland to seek for a better life. Now, 30 years later, they have become an industry of their own. According to the latest census, there are approximately 1.2 million Vietnamese Americans living in the United States. This makes Vietnamese Americans the fifth largest immigrant group in the United States , right after the Mexican, Filipino, Chinese, and Indian foreign-born (Lehman, 2000).
Today I will be talking about what contribution Kevin Rudd made to Australia’s post-war development, such as his Global Financial Crisis stimulus package, which contained 5 initiatives worth 10.4 billion, gave boosts to Pensions, low income earners, more training places, creation of infrastructure plans and assistance to first home buyers. During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) Kevin Rudd announced an “economic security package” worth $10.4 billion with 5 initiatives. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, said that from December 8, single pensioners will receive a lump sum payment of $1,400 in December. Couples will receive $2,100. This payment will carry pensioners through until the next budget when the government’s review of pension arrangements will be announced.
Australian life in the 1950’s The 1950s for Australia was the beginning of a great change. More than half a million people had to return to everyday life and Australia entered a period knows as reconstruction. Employment, affordable housing and a secure future was needed from the government. In 1949 Robert Menzies was elected Prime minister of Australia; he held his position for 16 years. Petrol was still being rationed and the waterfronts, railways and coalmines were being constantly striked.
What are the main differences and similarities in the everyday lives of the 1960s working class and middle class Australians compared to today's shoppers at Hillgate, Eastside and Rosedale? What do these differences and similarities suggest about how social class has changed over the past 40 years? There are many factors which differentiate those of today and those in the 1960’s, during the 60’s in Australia, the working and lower classes were still able to hold steady full time jobs and easily be able to invest in the future e.g. buying homes. (p400 text 2) The “flexibility” which emerged in the workforce in the early 70’s which has carried on to today has created a lazier and poorer society such as those that visit Rosedale shopping centre
Welcome By: Prof. Ruth Dunkin, Vice Chancellor RMIT University Professor Dunkin acknowledged Hon Gary Hardgrave, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Sir James Gobbo, Chairman of Australian Multicultural Foundation, Mr Hass Dellal Executive Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation, leaders of faith, other distinguished guests, guest speakers, and the delegates. She welcomed everyone to RMIT University, Storey Hall for the conference on Dying, death and grieving from a cultural perspective. Professor Dunkin highlighted some statistics on ageing from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds- • Australians aged over 65 from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will increase by 66 per cent by 2011.
loool In 1903 veteran socialist Tom Mann spoke to a crowd of a thousand people at the unveiling of the Eight Hour Day monument, funded by public subscription, on the south side of Parliament House on Spring St before relocating it in 1923 to the corner of Victoria and Russell Streets outside Melbourne Trades Hall It took further campaigning and struggles by trade unions to extend the reduction in hours to all workers in Australia. In 1916 the Victoria Eight Hours Act was passed granting the eight-hour day to all workers in the state. The eight-hour day was not achieved nationally until the 1920s. The Commonwealth Arbitration Court gave approval of the 40-hour five-day working week nationally beginning on 1 January 1948. The achievement
Although much of Australia became populated, the central dry areas didn't attract settlers until around 25,000 years ago. The population grew proportionately quicker around 10,000 years ago as the climate improved. How to Play the Didgeridoo At the time of British settlement at Sydney Cove it is estimated that 300,000 aboriginal people, speaking around 250 languages inhabited Australia. On arrival, finding no obvious political structure, the Europeans took the land as their own. The Indigenous people were driven out of their homes and many killed.
AUSTRALIAN ASSIMILATION IN THE EYES OF RAIMOND GAITA Australians in the immediate post war years expected all ethnic immigrant groups to assimilate to the Australian way of life. In the biographical account, Romulus my Father, the characters discuss their adaptation to Australian life. During the years between 1950 and 1960 there was a significant emigration from war-torn countries such as: Italy, Yugoslavia and Romania. A mass number from each country arrived to America, Canada or Australia. Those who migrated to Australia were known as `New Australians'; along with these `New Australians' was Romulus Gaita.
“American Immigrants” The writer Swerdlow in this writing goes from the early years of how American schools went from being all Anglo-American to becoming predominantly all foreigners. Meaning people from other countries. He states the year the school first opened in 1959 and then how during the mid-90s how millions of immigrants impacted the schools makeup. He even uses a picture of Asian and Hispanic students going to the prom. Swerdlow also uses a lot of census data to further prove his story and make it more factual.
istory of immigration from Vietnam Select a language: Map date: 2004 Prior to 1975, the numbers of Vietnamese coming to Victoria were low. They included orphans from the Vietnam War, Vietnamese wives of Australian servicemen and tertiary students. When Vietnam-born Victorians were first counted separately in a census – in 1976 – only 382 were recorded. The majority of Vietnamese came to Victoria after the Communist government took over their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Those already in Australia were offered permanent residence, and refugees began to be admitted through resettlement camps based in South East Asia.