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Historical Narratives of Sinophobia – Are these echoed in contemporary Australian debates about Chineseness?

transportation was abolished because pastoralists required these ‘coolies’ to labour. Few Chinese migrants arrived independently until the Gold Rush period. In Victoria, where the richest gold reserves were found, the number of Chinese migrants peaked in 1857, when 25,421 people were recorded as entering, of whom only three were women. The 1925 Year Book describes the various efforts made by each colony to restrict Chinese migration. These culminated in uniform legislation introduced in 1881 and strengthened in 1888, which reduced the number of arrivals. Four reasons are given

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Religion and culture in Europe: law, policies and realities

religion, is evidenced in the recent example of the “burkini” in France. This modest body-covering swimwear, originally developed in Australia, and understood by some Muslims to be “Shariah compliant” is favoured by some Muslim women and others ( Glassman, 2016 ; Liphshiz, 2016 ; Covertogs, 2016 ). The choice to don the burkini by Muslim women is widely reported as being religiously motivated. More than 25 mayors of southern French towns and cities issued bans on the burkini during the 2016 summer of Northern Hemisphere. Religion in the EU is governed by the European

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