Hordes or Human Beings? - A Discussion of Some of the Problems Surrounding Australia's Response to Asylum Seekers and Possible Solutions to those Problems

International relations Refugees Australia New Zealand

Resolving the issues in the granting of refugee status and the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers is by no means easy. This paper examines the attitude of Australia towards refugees by giving a brief historical context, examining the relevant international human rights conventions, the operation of domestic law including the Migration Act 1958, its amendments and regulations and commenting on some case law, position papers or submissions, and journal articles.

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