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Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World$
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Anna Triandafyllidou

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474428231

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.001.0001

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Multiculturalism on the Move: An Australian Perspective

Multiculturalism on the Move: An Australian Perspective

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Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Geoffrey Brahm Levey

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter assesses the extent to which temporary migrants are ill-served by Australian multiculturalism and the ramifications of temporary migration for Australia’s successful multicultural society. To this end, it pursues three questions: 1) Is multicultural policy accessible to temporary residents even if it is not intended for them?; 2) How are the difficulties temporary residents face linked to multicultural policy?; and 3) What is the best way forward for addressing the situation and increasing numbers of temporary residents? The chapter reaches several conclusions. Multicultural policy is much more accessible and beneficial to temporary migrants than is often claimed. An approach that valorizes citizenship and which provides clear and reasonable pathways to permanent and temporary migrants for becoming citizens is still the most effective model available. Multicultural policy should be further developed to meet the circumstances of the growing number of temporary entrants in Australia; however, this effort is currently hampered by some incongruities in government policy.

Keywords:   Australia, temporary migration, evolving multiculturalism, citizenship, interculturalism, integration

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