More 'relaxed and comfortable' : public opinion on immigration under Howard Goot, Murray

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Goot, Murray
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People and Place
Subjects
Immigration; Demography; Attitudes
Summary
In the last two years, polled opinion on immigration has shifted; whereas earlier surveys indicated that most Australians thought the migrant intake too high. Surveys taken after the 1998 election and 1999 referendum point to a public which is more evenly divided. This paper sets out the evidence jar this shift and defends its validity: it points to possible reasons for the change; and it explores the relationship between policy-making and public opinion on immigration pursuing the implications for opponents of immigration who seek to base their case for lower population growth on opinion poll data. 15 page(s)
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https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/38696878
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38696878

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