The immigration restriction act of 1901 led to the restriction of non-european migration, which became known as the white australia policy. The statute's original short title was the immigration restriction act 1901 (cth) in 1912 it was renamed the immigration act (without becoming, in its operation, any less restrictive) 3 alexander t yarwood, 'the dictation test – historical survey' ( 1958) 30(2) australian quarterly 19 barry york, 'white. Residents—young and old—to the state's inquiring gaze the 1901 immigration act in 1901, australia became a federation one of the first acts passed by the new commonwealth government was the immigration restriction act, which established the foundations for the white australia policy and defined admission policies.
Describing the main features of a government policy that affected migration to australia, such as the immigration restriction act 1901 and use of the dictation test to restrict the immigration of non-europeans explaining the reasons for changes in government policy (for example, the influence of white australia ideology at the. December 23 is the anniversary of the promulgation of australia's first federal immigration law, the immigration restriction act 1901. Following federation in 1901 australia's newly-formed federal parliament passed the immigration restriction act, which placed certain restrictions on immigration and aimed to stop chinese and south sea islanders from coming to australia these laws, known as the white australia policy, were administered by a dictation.
Immigration restriction no 10 of 1910 an act to amend the immigration restriction act 1901–1908 [assented to 16th september, 1910] be it enacted by the king's most excellent majesty, the senate, and the house of representatives of the commonwealth of australia, as follows:— short title and citation 1—(1. The role of immigration restriction act in the history of the united states of america. Commonwealth government policy and legislation, white australia: immigration restriction act 1901, australia to 1914, sose: history, year 9, nsw introduction on 1 january 1901, federation was achieved and the australian constitution came into effect the first australian federal parliament was opened on 13 may and. Immigration restriction act 1901 page 1 of 7 note: original document not available begin transcription 1901] 1 edwardi vii [no no 17 of 1901 a n a c t to place certain restrictions on immigration and to provide for the removal from the commonwealth of prohibited immigrants [assented to 23 rd.
Perceptions of the white australia policy, white australia: immigration restriction act 1901, australia to 1914, sose: history, year 9, nsw introduction when the ' white australia policy' was set in motion with the introduction of the immigration restriction bill in 1901, most white-australians were in favour of the idea. The immigration restriction act was passed in 1901 as soon as the new commonwealth parliament was established it provided that all 'coloured' people trying to enter australia would be required to submit to a medical examination and to a dictation test this test could be in any european language in practice this meant. Australia's immigration policy before world war ii and up until the early 1970s was dominated by legislation based on the white australia policy the immigration restriction act 1901 lived up to its title — restriction racial discrimination was the foundation of immigration policy and legislation however, by the 1970s global.
Before 1900, there was no actual country called australia, there were six colonies of new south wales, south australia, victoria, queensland, and western australia that existed on the australian continent and tasmania the island colony while the six colonies were on the same continent they were governed by britain like. Immigration restriction act- 1901 the immigration restriction act (1901) can be argued was a policy enacted to reflect the prejudices in australian society at the time the immigration restriction act consisted of the australian parliament limiting immigration to australia, which came to be known as the. Commonwealth government records about south australia | chapter 10: immigration and naturalisation | immigration restriction act 1901. Like other 'non-white' australians, they were subject to the regulations of the immigration restriction act 1901, under which they did not have an automatic right of return to australia, even though they were australian-born british subjects australia's early immigration regulations were designed to keep out.