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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...
In this podcast episode Kate interviews Trish Cameron, Legal Aid Coordinator at Suaka , an Indonesia-based network that works for refugee rights protection in the country.
While global focus has been on the refugee crisis in Europe, it is important to remember that Indonesia...
To date, relatively little attention has been given to the experience of people seeking asylum being 'warehoused' in our region. While the policies of the country in which they are residing also impact on their experiences, it is clear from researchers, non-government organisations (NGOs) that...
Australia is sending dubious messages to Indonesian fishing communities
For the past fifteen years, Australia has funded information campaigns designed to deter asylum seekers from reaching Australian shores. In countries of origin and at transit points, films, billboards and TV commercials have warned...
Unlike her Liberal and Labor predecessors, Amanda Vanstone has followed due process in assessing the claims of asylum seekers from West Papua, writes Peter Mares
THE decision to grant refugee status to 42 Papuan asylum seekers has generated a great deal of sound...
Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea by Ruth Balint Allen & Unwin, 2005, 188 pages, $24.95
Reviewed by Peter Mares
IF YOU drive a BMW, then spare a thought for the trochus fishermen of Rote. Chances are they contributed...