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A country too far : writings on asylum seekers /

by Scott, Rosie (ed.) | Keneally, Thomas (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Viking 2013Description: 260 p.Notes: Contributors: Rodney Hall, Geraldine Brooks, John Tranter, Elliot Perlman, Debra Adelaide, Sue Woolfe, Dorothy Hewett, Robin de Crespigny, Christos Tsiolkas, Denise Leith, Raimond Gaita, Gail Jones, Les Murray, Arnold Zable, Stephanie Johnson, Kim Scott, Judith Wright, Rosie Scott, Bella Vendramini, Kathryn Heyman, Ouyang Yu, Alex Miller, Fiona McGregor, Judith Rodriguez, Anna Funder, Eva Hornung, and Tom Keneally.Summary: One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today. ; In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum - the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise - is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories. ; A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Thomas Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A curate's egg? : Australia's immigration and population policies. /

by Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australia and New Zealand Health Policy [electronic resource] ; 2006, : 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sisr.net/apo/withers.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:11 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention [summary guide]/

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic Copy Notes: April 2004Availability: Electronic Copy (1)

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 925 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Preface -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Inquiry methodology -- 3. Setting the scene : children in immigration detention -- 4. Australia's human rights obligations -- 5. Mechanisms to protect the human rights of children in immigration detention -- 6. Australia's immigration detention policy and practice -- 7. Refugee status determination for children in immigration detention -- 8. Safety in immigration detention -- 9. Mental health of children in immigration detention -- 10. Physical health of children in immigration detention -- 11. Children with disabilities in immigration detention -- 12. Education for children in immigration detention -- 13. Recreation for children in immigration detention -- 14. Unaccompanied children in immigration detention -- 15. Religion, culture and language for children in immigration detention -- 16. Temporary Protection Visas for children released from immigration detention -- 17. Major findings and recommendations of the Inquiry -- Appendices April 2004Availability: (1)

A new approach : breaking the stalemate on refugees and asylum seekers /

by Menadue, John | Centre for Policy Development | Keski-Nummi, Arja | Gauthier, Kate.

Publisher: Haymarket, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Policy Development. Occasional paper : no. 13.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography pp. 45-49Summary: Australia needs a circuit-breaker in our treatment of people seeking asylum from war and persecution. On the 10th anniversary of the Tampa, Australia's asylum and refugee policies are still sadly characterised by human tragedy, political opportunism, policy failure and great cost. The authors of the report draw on their extensive policy experience to inject facts into a highly-politicised debate and put forward policies that ensure we treat people seeking asylum with fairness, assess their claims rigorously but with compassion, and develop policies that are in the interests of all Australians.Availability: (1)

A price too high : the cost of Australia s approach to asylum seekers. /

by Bem, Kazimierz | Field, Nina | Maclellan, Nic.

Publisher: A Just Australia; Oxfam Australia 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A report on visits to immigration detention facilities by the Human Rights Commissioner 2001 . /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.hreoc.gov.au/human_rights/idc/index.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:41 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A statement from the Asylum Seekers Alliance. /

by Justice for Asylum Seekers Alliance | Hamilton, Andy | Sidoti, Chris | Taylor, Savitri | White, Paul | Newman, Helen | Corlett, Dave.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

A thousand yellow envelopes : providing support to Temporary Protection Visa refugees. /

by Hannan, Ainslie.

Publisher: 2003Description: p. 156-168.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no. for book : B11653 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Legal and Constitutional eferences Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Committee 2006Description: xxii, 487 p.Notes: March 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative approaches to asylum seekers : reception and transitional processing system. /

by Justice for Asylum Seekers Alliance. Detention Reform orking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpub. 2002Description: 32 p.Other title: Reception and transitional processing system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Justice for Asylum Seekers (JAS) is an alliance of over twenty five Victorian based community organisations founded in Melbourne in 1999 to address negative perceptions of refugees claiming asylum.Within the JAS alliance are the major churches ? Catholic, Uniting , Anglican and Churches of Christ and Baptist representing congregations numbering in the hundreds of thousands, plus large membership organisations such as Amnesty International and Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and well known welfare agencies such as the Brotherhood of St Lawrence and St Vincent De Paul Society. Many JAS agencies are members of Australians for a Just Refugee Program (AFJRP) and share the goal of AFJRP to achieving just treatment of people claiming asylum in Australia. JAS supports the work of the Refugee Council of Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternatives to detention of asylum seekers and refugees [electronic resource] /

by Field, Ophelia | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | Edwards, Alice.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland UNHCR 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Legal and protection policy research series; POLAS/2006/03.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In 2002, UNHCR's Agenda for Protection urged "States more concertedly to explore alternative approaches to the detention of asylum seekers and refugees " in response to the increasing use of detention of asylum seekers and/or refugees by host governments. This study is a contribution towards that objective. This study undertook research into the practices regarding the use of alternatives to detention for asylum seekers and/or refugees of thirty-four States. The information presented herein is valid up to 31 March 2004 and takes no account of changes in law or practice between that date and the date of publication. This study has two main parts. First, it presents a concise overview of the legal standards under international law applicable to both detention as well as alternatives to detention that may give rise to some restrictions on the freedom of movement of asylum seekers and/or refugees. Second, and forming the main part of his study, it presents a range of alternatives to detention used by many receiving countries and attempts to evaluate those measures, specifically in relation to rates of absconding...Exec summaryAvailability: (1)

An absence of human rights : children in detention. /

by Ozdowski, Sev.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Anywhere but here : locating the border and narrating asylum seekers under Australia's policy of territorial excision : a thesis submitted to McGill University in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of /

by Vogl, Anthea.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 131-137Summary: This thesis argues that the securitization of migration is a discourse that has gained a near monopoly over how the physical spaces of the territorial border are imagined and how the border itself is understood as a site of exclusion and control. Narratives about who undocumented people are and why they arrive at the border play a central role in justifying the anxious regulation of the border and migration as a national security issue. Taking Australia's policy of territorial excision as a representative instance of border policy that is dictated and defined by the securitization of migration, this thesis traces the various and over-determined narratives of the territorial border and the undocumented person that were articulated in the parliamentary debates surrounding this policy. It argues against securitization's constructions of these subjects, to show that neither the border nor the undocumented migrant exist independently of the narratives that constitute them. These narratives work not only to justify the exclusion of undocumented people at the border as sensible and legitimate, but also actively obscure and discredit other ways of imagining people who arrive at the border, as well as the functions and spaces of territorial borders.Availability: (1)

Asylum seekers : Australia's response to refugees. /

by McMaster, Don.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2001Description: vii, 254 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers : there has to be a better way. /

by Jupp, James.

Publisher: 2001Summary: In this article Dr. James Jupp, Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University, talks about the damage done to Australia's international reputation as a country which takes its humanitarian responsibility seriously, by the way the Howard Government has handled the asylum seekers who have arrived at our shores since 2000.Availability: No items available

Asylum seekers on Bridging Visa E /

by Millbank, Adrienne | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights : snapshot report 2013 /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: includes bibliographic references and appendices Executive summary by Gillian TriggsSummary: The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the key human rights issues that arise from Australia's approach to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by boat. ; The report focuses on mandatory immigration detention and third country processing. It concludes with observations on some of the policy changes proposed by the newly elected Australian Government.Availability: (1)

Australia and refugees, 1901 2002 : an annotated chronology based on official sources . /

by York, Barry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Parliamentary Library 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's Pacific Solution. /

by MacDonald, Sarah.

Publisher: 2002Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.Notes: First released: Great Britain : BBC, 2002 Reporter: Sarah MacDonaldAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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