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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts

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Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law. However, successive governments in Australia have declared the need to ‘stop the boats’ whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal.

In this new book, Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong find that Australia’s policies towards refugees have hardened since their bestsellingRefugees: Why seeking asylum is
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by University of New South Wales Press
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Calzean
Neither an easy book to read or review. The authors provide a layman's guide to Australia's asylum processing laws, the various visas available, the appeal mechanisms and other Government concoctions and compare these to international law, human rights and what other countries are doing. It's not a pleasant summary of the inhumane treatment of people, especially those wallowing in offshore camps in Manus and Nauru and a failure of Australia to meet it's internationally obligations.
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