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Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not

Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not (EPUB ebook)

By McAdam, Jane
By Chong, Fiona

If you listen to some politicians and voices in the media, you might well believe that asylum seekers are 'illegal'. You might think that they should wait their turn in the so-called 'queue'. You might think that they pose a potential threat to our national security, and that the... government is right to keep them from our shores. Or you might take a humanitarian stance, believing that drastic border protection policies, though harsh in effect, are necessary to deter asylum seekers from endangering their lives on risky boat journeys to Australia. However logical these conclusions might seem, the problem is that they are based on widespread misunderstandings about why and how people seek asylum, and what Australia's international legal obligations are.This book rejects spin and panic to provide a straightforward and balanced account of Australia's asylum policies in light of international law. Written for a general audience, it explains who asylum seekers and refugees are, what the law is, and what policies like offshore processing, mandatory detention, and turning back boats mean in practice. Using real-life examples, this book reminds us of the human impact of Australia's policies.
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ISBN 9781742241852
Published 1 Sep 2014
Publisher UNSW Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742241852
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher UNSW Press
Imprint UNSW Press
Released 1 Sep 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By McAdam, Jane
By Chong, Fiona
Category Social Sciences
Refugees & Political Asylum
Social Welfare & Social Services
Politics & Government
Central Government Policies
Human Rights
Number of Pages 235 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 362.87
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade