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The Quiet War on Asylum

The Quiet War on Asylum

Why would a country that has never had a boatload of asylum arrivals in modern history suddenly legislate for mass detention? Columnist Tracey Barnett questions this controversial new policy and its effect on asylum seekers.

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ISBN 9781927247969
Published 2 December 2013 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Barnett, Tracey

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ISBN-13 9781927247969
ISBN-10 1927247969
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 2 December 2013
International Publication Date 16 December 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Barnett, Tracey
Category Language and Literature
Social Sciences
Refugees & Political Asylum
Politics & Government
Immigration Law
NZ, Maori & Pasifika Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
Library of Congress Refugees - Government policy - New Zealand
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 132
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 304.8
Catalogue Code 490032

Description of this Electronic Book

'This eloquent and passionate work documents how we have strayed from a humane policy towards asylum seekers, following the same sad and discredited path as Australia.' Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner 2002-2013

Why would a country that has never had a boatload of asylum arrivals in modern history suddenly legislate for mass detention? Treading across the refugee camps of Burma and Thailand, to Australia's detention centres and back to New Zealand, Tracey Barnett looks hard at this controversial new policy. She speaks to asylum seekers, refugees, NGO workers and migrants - people on the move and on the ground. Their lives and stories reveal a reality more complex than the political rhetoric, and one that questions how fair and ethical New Zealand really is on the world stage today.

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Author's Bio

Tracey Barnett has been a contributing columnist for The New Zealand Herald, The Sunday Star Times, The Christchurch Press and The Listener, among others. She is an occasional television and radio commentator for TV3's Campbell Live, Three60, Radio Live and formerly Media 3. Her commentary work has been published in ten countries.Tracey has also written and spoken against instituting mandatory detention of asylum seekers in New Zealand and created the campaign, We Are Better Than That . She is an advocate for pursuing an independent policy course on refugee issues from our Australian neighbours.

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