‘Immigration has shaped the Australia we know today, it has made a strong Australia and will make a stronger Australia in the future. Immigration has been our past and has forged our present. The same challenges those who arrive today were faced by our ancestors. Leaving the place they knew, leaving the culture they knew. Coming to something which is uncertain, having to break into a new economy, a new way of life. To leave baggage behind and pick up new opportunities. Whether you did it in 1788 or you did it last week, the same human challenges present and the great story of immigration in Australia is it is a success.