Dictionary of Sydney

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Immigration Restriction Act 1901

Federal legislation which formed the basis of the White Australia policy. It introduced a dictation test which could be given in any language, thereby giving immigration officers wide discretion in preventing entry. The dictation test was abolished in 1958 and the White Australia policy in March 1966 when it was announced that restriction on immigration by non-Europeans would be eased.

White Australia policy