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Asylum Seekers and Immigration Detention Justin Healey

Asylum Seekers and Immigration Detention

Justin Healey

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781922084040
Unknown Binding
65 pages
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The record rate of unauthorised and unsafe boat arrivals on Australian shores has further fuelled the longstanding asylum seeker debate and prompted the federal government to seek an effective solution to a seemingly intractable border controlMoreThe record rate of unauthorised and unsafe boat arrivals on Australian shores has further fuelled the longstanding asylum seeker debate and prompted the federal government to seek an effective solution to a seemingly intractable border control problem. The governmentOCOs recent policy backdown which resulted in the reintroduction of offshore processing for asylum seekers while at the same increasing the annual refugee intake, has drawn both praise and condemnation. Should Australia OCyturn back the boatsOCO of the so-called OCyqueue jumpersOCO to deter the unsafe and unscrupulous practices of people smugglers? Should Australia maintain offshore processing in other countries such as Nauru and Papua New Guinea (Manus Island), or process asylum seekers onshore in Australia? What are AustraliaOCOs obligations to asylum seekers under the Refugee Convention and under its own laws? Is the practice of prolonged mandatory detention adding further trauma to the lives of people who may have already fled from desperate situations in their homelands? Also includes: Worksheets and activities- Fast facts- Glossary- Web links- Index.