Who are Australia's people? How best to protect, preserve and build Australia's population has long been a national obsession. A desire for growth fuelled maternal welfare and immigration programs. Images of a cohesive population lay behind exclusionary policies from 'white Australia' to Border Protection, but have also prompted inclusive multicultural initiatives. From Indigenous Australians to asylum seekers, from empty desert to crowded city, from baby health to aged care, from censuses to sex, demography lies at the heart of Australia's history.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial /week
1x750wd essay outline (10%), 1x2250wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 junior credit points in HSTY or ANHS