Why have people migrated to Australia and what have been the effects of Immigration on the country and its people?

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Migration is the movement of people from one country to another. Nowadays, without any problem, people migrate to many parts of the world such as Asia, Europe, America, Australia and many more other countries. The first people who migrated to Australia were the Aborigines and Torres Strait islander. They arrived in Australia between fifteen thousand and fifty thousand years ago. Between then and now, Australia became a multi-ethnic country. Many races from all over the world travel millions of miles in order to settle in Australia. Australia is a developed country and it is a land full of opportunities. However, as people migrate to Australia there are the causes and the effects.

The are many causes that influence people to move to Australia.

Government is important to all countries because a government protects and rules a country. However a change in policy can lead to an unwanted situation. When a government alter its policy, it may not benefit members of the public.

Therefore it may lead to an unstable effect on the people and an unhealthy economical function, such as inflation. Sometimes even if the wrong government is chosen, it can lead to protesting, which in turn proceeds to a civil war in a country. This pushes the civilised people to migrate to another country.

War is a terrible disaster caused by humans themselves. Because of war a country would suffer high rates of death, poverty, famine and major trauma. Naturally people would look to migrate to a place of serenity, peace and harmony. For example, the Second World War hit Europe quite badly. This really pushed Australia to its limit because Australia had to take in refugees from Europe, mainly the Jews. It was a moral obligation for Australia to take in refugees. The Jews in Germany suffered a...