From the SBS Archives

From the SBS Archives

Immigration has been a major theme in Australian conversation since Federation. Some parts of the public debate have changed, and others have not. These episodes of Forum, from the early days of SBS, deal with immigration and multiculturalism, with many wise words and challenging questions that would not be out of place today.




Forum Episode 1

The first episode of the SBS panel discussion show Forum, from 1980, with passionate, heated discussions and fascinating person-on the-street interviews. The theme was immigration and panelists included Ian McPhee, the minister for immigration.

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> Watch the full episode





Forum Episode 6

The sixth episode of Forum, dealing with the concept of multiculturalism, also from 1980. A very lively panel, including former immigration minister Al Grassby, who steals the show with his rhetorical skills - and his snappy outfit.

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> Watch the full episode

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