Jane McAdam

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23 Aug 2018

We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.


5 Nov 2014

Now that the acute phase of boat arrivals appears over, this paper urges all parties to use this opportunity to construct an overarching national asylum and refugee policy for the long term.

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Forced migration is an age-old phenomenon. It cannot...

8 Jul 2010

Australia should make a bigger commitment to resettling refugees, writes Jane McAdam in the National Times

ACCORDING to the Prime Minister, the government's new asylum policy is a response to people's concerns about border security. She says such concerns are not about racism...


26 Apr 2006

Complementary protection is a relatively new term in the Australian context, describing the protection granted by governments to individuals on the basis of needs falling outside the 1951 Convention framework. Jane McAdam examines the fundamental conceptual connections between international refugee law and human rights law...



8 Dec 2005

Australia has been selective in implementing its international obligations, according to Jane McAdam

THIS week’s revelations about suspected war criminals living in the Australian community highlights Australia’s contradictory implementation of international law. Although Australia refuses to extradite convicted and suspected criminals to countries...

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