Race has re-emerged as an issue in a country ill-at
ease with its ethnic diversity
Australians have long regarded their nation as 'The Lucky Country', a harmonious nation with a relaxed and prosperous lifestyle.
 
But in December, 2005 that image was shattered by an outbreak of rioting in a Sydney beach-side suburb.
 
Since then race has re-emerged as an issue in a country ill-at ease with its ethnic diversity.
 
101 East asks if multiculturalism is dead in Australia.

Joining 101 East to take a closer look at Australia's immigration policies and issues surrounding multiculturalism are:

Ian Nelson, a federal senate candidate in Queensland for One Nation, Yasser Soliman, a commissioner for the Victorian Multicultural Commission, and Voula Messimeri, the chair of the Federation of Ethnic Community Councils of Australia.

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This episode of 101 East airs from Thursday November 22, 2007


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