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Title Refugees and asylum seekers / editor, Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : The Spinney Press, 2003


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Description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Issues in society ; v. 193
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 193
Contents Ch. 1. Refugees and Asylum Seekers -- Who is a refugee? -- Refugees by numbers -- Australia's refugee and humanitarian program -- Seeking asylum within Australia -- Ch. 2. Treatment and Detention Issues -- Immigration detention -- Women and children in immigration detention -- Treatment of asylum seekers and refugees -- Detention issues - frequently asked questions -- Debunking myths about asylum seekers -- No change of view : turn back the boats -- Doctors reject refugee policy -- Mental health effects of immigration detention centres on children and young people -- Border protection -- No detention -- Illegal migration myths - the real facts
Summary The Tampa crisis involving boat people in 2001 has been a focal point for Australias̀• treatment of asylum seekers and has provoked a heated and ongoing national debate over how to best deal with the protection of our borders as well as meeting the needs of those people who are genuine refugees. This book examines the plight of asylum seekers and refugees around the world, and focuses on Australias̀• approach to the issue including the "Pacific Solution", and the detention of women and children
Analysis Reading skills
Immigration controls
Refugee policy
Social conditions
Human rights violations
Australia overseas comparisons
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes webliographical references and index
Audience Senior secondary and tertiary students
Subject Children's true stories. Migration -- Legal (Australia )
Children's true stories. Migration -- Illegal (Australia )
Detention of persons -- Australia.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Australia.
Refugees -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Detention of persons -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Refugees -- Australia.
Animal migration -- Legal (Australia )
Animal migration -- Illegal (Australia )
Australia -- Emigration and immigration.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Political issues (Australia )
Author Healey, Justin, editor
ISBN 1920801022