The Australian situation with respect to the integration of immigrants is a rather unique one. It differs from that of the other OECD countries that are participating in this first round of country reviews (Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden) in several
important ways. Australia is a country of immigration par excellence. It has been settled by immigrants, and immigration is considered part of the national heritage. For decades, there has been a comparatively large public consensus on the importance and need
for immigration and, as a consequence, integration. The economy is strongly dependent on immigrants, and about 25% of the workforce are foreign‐born.