The Migrant Experience

a stage 5 webquest on
migration and multiculturalism

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the scene

It is 2010. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue though both are now in their last days and, essentially, civil wars. Tension continues between the two Koreas, between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, between Zimbabwe and its neighbours, between Indonesia and East Timor and between China and Taiwan all of which have been going on for at least 20 years. As well, despite the increasing role of the European Union in their economic affairs, Eastern Europe continues to struggle to rebuild after the collapse of communism 30 years ago.

You find yourself in a situation where you can no longer live in your country of birth and you feel you must migrate if you are to survive and raise a family. You are in your mid 20s.

Australia appears to be one of the safest places in the world to live. It is a country on a continent without direct borders with other countries. It has never had a war on its territory. It has a small population relative to the size of the country so there must be room for you.

You resolve to research the possibility of moving to Australia. What can Australia offer you? What can you offer Australia? How can you achieve this move?