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The Resource Asylum by boat : origins of Australia's refugee policy, Dr Claire Higgins

Asylum by boat : origins of Australia's refugee policy, Dr Claire Higgins

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Asylum by boat : origins of Australia's refugee policy
Title
Asylum by boat
Title remainder
origins of Australia's refugee policy
Statement of responsibility
Dr Claire Higgins
Title variation
Asylum by boat
Title variation remainder
origins of Australias refugee policy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1970s, 2000 Vietnamese arrived in Australia by boat, fleeing persecution. Their arrival presented a challenge to politicians, but the way the Fraser government handled it, and the resettlement of tens of thousands more Indochinese refugees, marked a turning point in Australia's immigration history. Turn-backs and detention were proposed, and rejected. Claire Higgins' important book recounts these extraordinary events. It is driven by the question of how we moved from a humanitarian approach to policies of mandatory detention - including on remote islands - and boat turn-backs. Like now, the politicians of the time wanted to control entry. Unlike now, they also wanted to respect Australia's obligations under international law. It's about how governments and policy-makers have dealt with the confluence of issues emerging from the end of the 'White Australia' policy, a recognition of international responsibilities, and shifting public opinion. Strikingly, it also shows the extent to which the attitudes and statements of politicians and policymakers can shape the mood of the country, for better and worse
Summary
"In the late 1970s, 2000 Vietnamese arrived in Australia by boat, fleeing persecution. Their arrival presented a challenge to politicians, but the way the Fraser government handled it, and the resettlement of tens of thousands more Indochinese refugees, marked a turning point in Australia's immigration history. Turn-backs and detention were proposed, and rejected. Claire Higgins' important book recounts these extraordinary events. It is driven by the question of how we moved from a humanitarian approach to policies of mandatory detention-including on remote islands-and boat turn-backs. Like now, the politicians of the time wanted to control entry. Unlike now, they also wanted to respect Australia's obligations under international law. It's about how governments and policy-makers have dealt with the confluence of issues emerging from the end of the 'White Australia' policy, a recognition of international responsibilities, and shifting public opinion. Strikingly, it also shows the extent to which the attitudes and statements of politicians and policy makers can shape the mood of the country, for better and worse."--
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10618904
Cataloging source
ANL
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Higgins, Claire
Dewey number
362.87
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Boat people
  • Political refugees
  • Refugees
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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origins of Australia's refugee policy
Label
Asylum by boat : origins of Australia's refugee policy, Dr Claire Higgins
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060464293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742235677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)991781000
Label
Asylum by boat : origins of Australia's refugee policy, Dr Claire Higgins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060464293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742235677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)991781000

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