Tag Archives: Australian history

Machteld Hali: One migrant who faced our racism, and did something about it

Machteld Hali: One migrant who faced our racism, and did something about it

Machteld Hali came to this country in the middle sixties and experienced the scale of our racism. Now, she’s doing something about it.

Australia’s refugee crisis and the woman in the red bikini who jumped the queue

In the late 1970s, Australia was dithering on whether to allow those escaping Vietnam and Cambodia to resettle here. However, while this was happening, one woman in a bikini managed to jump the queue.

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