Η πρόκληση του πολυπολιτισμού και η ελληνοαυστραλιανή παροικία στη δεκαετία του 1970
Fifis, Christos N
Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Please note: this article is in Greek. The challenge of multiculturalism and the Greek-Australian community in the 1970s: Australia and the Greek-Australian community went through considerable developments and changes in the 1970s. The beginning of the decade is marked by the election of the Whitlam Government, the end of the White Australia policy and the introduction of legislation recognizing the multicultural character of the Australian society. Finally the Galbally Committee Report advanced the establishment of SBS and several other services for the needs of migrants. At the same period, the Greek-Australian community, which had been over-doubled in the 1960s, was now in a position to seek the attention of the Australian politicians in matters such as the restoration of Democracy in Greece, the support of the Greek-Cypriot issues, in fields of social welfare and the introduction of Greek in the universities and Government schools. Despite negative occurrences as the Sydney Greek conspiracy case in 1978, which eventually proved groundless, the Greek-Australian community contributed significantly to the Australian multicultural developments. This paper aims to present the development and the dynamics of the Greek-Australian community in the 1970s.
Greek Research, Greece, Australia, Christos N. Fifis
Fifis, Christos N. 2009. Η πρόκληση του πολυπολιτισμού και η ελληνοαυστραλιανή παροικία στη δεκαετία του 1970. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 665-674.