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  1. The Australian Dream: Chapter 4

    ... thirties, married with three young children and living in a country that didn’t accord him full citizenship: he had many reasons not to ... amid great social, economic and demographic change in Australia. Arthur Calwell, immigration minister and future Labor leader, described it as a critical time, giving the country twenty-five years to “make the best possible use of our second chance ... for farming, education and technical training. He argued for fair wages and pensions on the same basis as white Australians. Intriguingly, ... “closing the gap.” Writing in the November/December 1966 issue, E.A. Willis, the board’s chief secretary, says: There is still ... the old familiar places or eventually made their way to the city. Crucially, and tragically, most found themselves on the wrong side of ...