TIL about the White Australia policy, which aimed to keep all non-Europeans from immigrating to Australia. It wasn’t completely dismantled until 1966.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Australia#White_Australia_policy

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  1. Wait until you read about [Egon Kisch](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egon_Kisch) who the government attempted to deny him entry into Australia by giving him a dictation test In Scottish Gaelic as tests could be conducted in any European language. As Egon was a polyglot and passed the test in several languages the authorities decided to test him in an obscure European language that even the examiner who had grown up in Scotland didn’t have a particularly good grasp of it.

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