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Janet Phillips

Guide

Boat ‘turnbacks’ in Australia: a quick guide to the statistics since 2001 - November 2017 update

This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government in 2001.
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Developments in Australian refugee law and policy: the Abbott and Turnbull Coalition governments (2013-2016)

This research paper provides an overview of significant developments in refugee law and policy during the period 18 September 2013 to 2 July 2016 (the Coalition Government’s first term in office).
Guide

Boat ‘turnbacks’ in Australia: a quick guide to the statistics since 2001 - June 2017 update

This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government (from 2001–2003) and reintroduced by the Abbott Government...
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Immigration detention in Australia: a quick guide to the statistics

This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989/90. It updates the appendices of a more detailed Parliamentary Library research paper, Immigration detention in Australia (2013). The research paper includes an overview of the historical and political context surrounding mandatory immigration...
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A comparison of Coalition and Labor government asylum policies in Australia since 2001 (February 2017 update)

Introduction It has been four decades since the first boats carrying Indochinese asylum seekers arrived on Australia’s shores. Since then public perceptions or concerns over unauthorised maritime arrivals continue to strongly influence government policy and to be an emotive and divisive political issue. While the...