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The Migration act of Australia, (The White Australia Policy) Gave the department of Immigration the power to exclude any one from becoming an Australian Resident or citizen. For example one of the requirements was that entry depended on a person being able to read a foolscap page of writing, so after having ascertained that you definitely didn't speak Swahili, they would give you a foolscap page of that language to read. You can imagine the frustration felt by intelligent and skilled people from all over the world.In most casses of you were western European and white you were not given the treatment.

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