Yearning to breathe free : seeking asylum in Australia. /Publication details: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2007 Description: xxi, 281 pISBN: 1862876568; 9781862876569Subject(s): Refugees, African | Asylum, Right Of | Emigration And Immigration Government Policy | Human Rights | Detention Of Persons | Psychology | Refugees, Sudanese | Attitudes | History | Settlement | Temporary Protection Visa (tpv)DDC classification: 342.94083 YEA
Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Dean Lusher and Nick Haslam -- Part I Historical perspectives and background. Introduction / Stuart Macintyre -- 1. Australia's response to asylum seekers / Dean Lusher, Nikola Balvin and Joanne Tropea -- 2. Been there, done that? / Klaus Neumann -- 3. Boats and borders : asylum seekers and elections, 1977 and 2001 / Chelsea Piper Rodd -- Part II Coming to Australia. Introduction / Lyn Allison -- 4. Reassessing the Tampa / Peter Mares -- 5. Perilous journeys / Arnold Zable -- 6. The `Pacific Solution' / Michael Gordon -- Part III Treatment of arrived asylum seekers. Introduction / Malcolm Fraser -- 7. Not in my name : the People's Inquiry into Detention / Linda Briskman and Chris Goddard -- 8. The impact of immigration detention on the mental health of asylum seekers / Patricia Austin, Derrick Silove and Zachary Steel -- 9. Mandatory detention and brain structure and function / Christine Canty and Christopher Benjamin -- 10. The invisibles : asylum seekers holding bridging visas / Margaret Theologou and Winsome Roberts -- Part IV Resettlement in Australia. Introduction / Sir Gustav Nossal -- 11 Two asylum seekers' stories / Erin Taylor -- 12. Supporters of asylum seekers / Pamela Curr -- 13. Meaning in life and social connectedness : the experience of Sudanese young people (re)settling in Australia / Susannah Tipping, Di Bretherton and Ida Kaplan -- Part V Public opinion about asylum seekers. Introduction / Phillip Adams -- 14. Those people / Carmen Lawrence -- 15. The news media's representation of asylum seekers / Angela Romano -- 16. Words excusing exclusion of asylum seekers / Michael Clyne -- 17. Attitudes towards asylum seekers : the psychology of exclusion / Nick Haslam and Anne Pedersen -- Part VI The future of asylum seeker policies. Introduction / Lindsay Tanner -- 18. Post-Palmer reform of the Immigration Department : progress and pitfalls / David Manne -- 19. The need for a uniform community-based reception policy for asylum seekers in Australia / Grant Mitchell -- 20. Australia's refugee policy / Julian Burnside.
"This overview of the historical, social and political contexts that have shaped Australia s recent treatment of asylum seekers offers a clear-eyed view of the many dimensions of the asylum seeker predicament, including its psychological and humanitarian consequences, and lays out an agenda for change in policy. Sir Gustav Nossal, the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Senator Lyn Allison, Phillip Adams, Professor Stuart MacIntyre, and Lindsay Tanner MP introduce the six sections. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Peter Mares, Pamela Curr, Michael Clyne, Linda Briskman, Derrick Silove, Michael Gordon, Arnold Zable and David Manne are among the contributors to the 20 chapters.Yearning to Breathe Free is a passionate but informed work that is multi-faceted, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful." -- Publisher website