Non-European immigration relaxed

Non-European immigration relaxed


The first group of refugees following the 1956 Hungarian
uprising arrive at Sydney Airport, 3 December 1956.
Image courtesy of National Archives of Australia
10 July, 1956

Australia modifies conditions for easier entry and stay for migrants of non-European descent. In the same year, 14,000 refugees arrive from Hungary after an uprising. Conditions of entry for people of mixed descent are further relaxed in 1964.

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