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This project was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), and has five main components.An analysis of population movement for Australia, at the statistical division level, detailing intrastate, interstate and net migration against a range of demographic, productive and human capital...
Australia has much higher rates of income poverty and inequalities among children than Sweden and the other main Nordic nations. The aim of this publication is to identify what Australia can learn from the Nordic nations’ policies to reduce inequalities, and increase wellbeing,...
This paper argues that the heroin trade had an effect analogous to ‘resource curse’, and has been a major source of continuing disadvantage and social harm to the Vietnamese Australian community.
Australia has a substantial Vietnamese community, a consequence of the...
The surveillance discourse in British broadcast news since the Snowden revelations covers justifications and challenges. Justification focuses on authorisation and rationalisation strategies stating terror threats explicitly, which are often expressed by governmental actors. Delegitimation strategies predominantly use moralising and mythopoetic arguments of civil liberties and...
This article demonstrates that climate change is exposing and exacerbating vulnerabilities within the structure of the Wheatbelt, which, in turn, is undermining the viability of traditional modes of family farming and forcing many farmers out of the agricultural sector.
In this speech at ANU on 29 July, the Minister for Immigration outlines the Labor Government's policy to introduce a new set of values to immigration detention – values that seek to emphasise a risk-based approach to detention and prompt resolution of cases rather than...
Borrowing insights from the Ancient Greek ideal conceptions of a democratic civic space (demos), this article examines the applicability of this framework to four teacher educators’ journey to implement social justice in their programs. It is proposed that the three constitutive dimensions of demos (freedom...
Review Details Date: 4 March 2013 Author: Christine Agius Publisher: ForMHub Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University of Technology
Book Details Title: Contesting citizenship. Irregular migrants and new frontiers of the political Publisher: Columbia University Press: New York Date Published: 2011 Author/s: Anne McNevin
Unravelling Identity: Immigrants, Identity and Citizenship in Australia Trevor Batrouney and John Goldlust Common Ground, 251 pages, $45
Borderwork in Multicultural Australia Bob Hodge and John O’Carroll Allen & Unwin, 252 pages, $35
Reviewed by Peter Mares