Definition of New Australian in English:

New Australian


  • A recent immigrant to Australia, especially one from Europe.

    • ‘His diploma was not recognised, so he worked as a wharfie in Fremantle - a typical initiation for an over-qualified New Australian.’
    • ‘We did in fact change the way in which we talked about refugees or migrants or New Australians.’
    • ‘However a move in South Australia to change or anglicise New Australians' names was strongly resisted.’
    • ‘This is also an Australia where the New Australians are encouraged to hold their festivals publicly and get the community involved.’
    • ‘It told the Australian people to call the migrants New Australians and it set up the Good Neighbour Council which arranged for old Australians to help the new Australians settle in.’