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Issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers
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Julie Owens - Why I am backing the Houston Report on Asylum Seekers

Julie Owens - Why I am backing the Houston Report on Asylum Seekers | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it

Member for Parramatta, NSW discusses her views on the Houston Report

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Nauru transfers tell lie to smugglers' rhetoric: Bowen - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nauru transfers tell lie to smugglers' rhetoric: Bowen - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says efforts to warn asylum seekers against trying to reach Australia are working well, as a second group of Sri Lankans arrived on Nauru.
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Asylum seekers to arrive on Nauru | National | BigPond News

Asylum seekers to arrive on Nauru | National | BigPond News | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
A chartered aircraft is expected to land on Nauru with about 40 male asylum seekers on Friday morning.
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Australia to accept 1,000 extra Syrian refugees - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia to accept 1,000 extra Syrian refugees - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced Australia will accept an extra 1,000 refugees from Syria.
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Police Arrest 72 Asylum Seekers Attempting Australia Crossing - Jakarta Globe

Police Arrest 72 Asylum Seekers Attempting Australia Crossing - Jakarta Globe | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it

Jakarta GlobePolice Arrest 72 Asylum Seekers Attempting Australia CrossingJakarta GlobeAfghan asylum seekers detained by Indonesian Marine Police nap inside a cell at an immigration detention center in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia in this March...

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‘It Would be Okay If They Came through the Proper Channels’: Community Perceptions and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Australia

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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:11 PM

This is an excellent resource about the history of Asylum Seekers in Australia and the Australian public perspectve on the issue.

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Australia: Indefinite detention harms asylum seekers’ mental health | Amnesty International

Australia: Indefinite detention harms asylum seekers’ mental health | Amnesty International | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers placed in long-term detention in Australia have told Amnesty International how the practice traumatizes them and harms their mental health.

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Guest Blog: What is the problem with asylum seekers? – Blog – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Guest Blog: What is the problem with asylum seekers? – Blog – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
The logic of deterrence is almost breathtaking.

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Australia takes the low road on asylum seekers - Eureka Street

Australia takes the low road on asylum seekers - Eureka Street | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
All major political parties now hope they can confine people in Nauru for years on end without any prospect of court supervision and without any need for Parliament to revisit the matter.
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Asylum-seekers accused of 'using navy like NRMA' - The Australian

Asylum-seekers accused of 'using navy like NRMA' - The Australian | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Asylum-seekers accused of 'using navy like NRMA'The AustralianPEOPLE-SMUGGLERS are treating the Australian navy "like the NRMA", officials fear, as an asylum boat makes its way towards Christmas Island under escort after a mayday call made closer ...

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IMMIGRATION | Australian Immigration News and Politics | The Australian

IMMIGRATION | Australian Immigration News and Politics | The Australian | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Get the latest Immigration News and Immigration Information online including Immigration Policy News and the Latest Government News by The Australian.
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Threat of Nauru has refugees homesick

Threat of Nauru has refugees homesick | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott says claims asylum seekers do not want to live on Nauru proves the offshore plan is a good deterrent.
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Most asylum seekers actual refugees: UN

ABOUT 90 per cent of asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat are genuine refugees and not economic migrants, the UN says.
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lyn chatfield's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:58 PM

Raising the issue on how "queue jumping" is a false premise.

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Australia Transfers First Group of Refugee Claimants to Nauru ...

Australia Transfers First Group of Refugee Claimants to Nauru ... | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
The Australian immigration minister Chris Bowen told the local media, during a press conference in Sydney, that the transferred asylum seekers will remain in a camp in Nauru until their asylum requests are processed on ...
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Crying shame: tabloid cynicism over asylum seekers - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Crying shame: tabloid cynicism over asylum seekers - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Is there anything more cynical, more opportunistic, more morally reflexive than tabloid journalism? No, probably not. Demonisation has been the name of the game in the tabloid treatment of the asylum seeker issue.

 

'..........In an individual, that sort of intellectual inconsistency would border on the clinical. In a newspaper, it's just the trademark cynicism of the trade. That we lap it up is the biggest crying shame of all.'


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Australia: Bill That Would Deport Asylum Seekers Fails

Australia: Bill That Would Deport Asylum Seekers Fails | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
Senators rejected laws that would have enabled Australia to turn away asylum seekers to discourage them from attempting long and dangerous ocean journeys in rickety boats.

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Australian asylum seekers: Why they come

Mark Goudcamp of the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney explains why so many asylum seekers board boats to Australia. 


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Why do Asylum Seekers come to Australia from Indonesia by Boat

Why do Asylum Seekers come to Australia from Indonesia by Boat | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it

Why do asylum seekers risk their lives and that of their loved ones by travelling through unkown and often dangerous territories and then risk their lives in rough seas to travel to Australia by boat?

 

'Our most significant finding ...........was that material living conditions were not the greatest concern of the individuals we interviewed. Rather most of their very real suffering and despair was caused by:

 

1. being deprived of the sense of purpose and dignity which work provides,
2. seeing their children miss out on education and hence the opportunities which education provides, and
3. the sense of being trapped in a homeless limbo: unable to return to their country of origin, having no prospect of settling lawfully in Indonesia (an option which many would have chosen if it had been available), and having little prospect of being resettled in a third country.'


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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:02 PM

Some of the reasons why Asylum Seekers come to Australia is due to the reason that their country is to dangerous, to find work and to become educated.  They come by boat because "all they are risking is their bodies, not their lives. Their lives have already been lost."

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What does the Australian public really think about asylum seekers?

What does the Australian public really think about asylum seekers? | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it

'The June parliamentary debate, following record boat arrivals and loss of life at sea, led to surveys conducted for the major dailies. Reporting a Nielsen poll on 2 July, The Age headlined “Most blame government for boat people deadlock”. Almost a week later, Newspoll for the Australian produced a different result: “All sides damned”.

 

 

The failure to consider inconsistent findings, or to explain the trend of opinion, is typical of media discussion of polling on issues other than the standing of political parties and their leaders, which are tracked almost weekly from one election to the next.'


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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:48 PM

A very interestigng article discussing people's views on the issue of Asylum seekers.  The surveys that were conducted find that some people were confused and uncertain.  This proves to me that some people might feel this way because they don't know much about the issue and need to be educated about it

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Australia plans to move asylum-seekers to tiny Pacific nation of ...

Australia plans to move asylum-seekers to tiny Pacific nation of ... | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
With Australia facing a record influx of asylum-seekers arriving by sea, Canberra last month announced plans to send them to Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island in a policy aimed at stemming the flow.
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Australia starts sending Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Nauru | TBC ...

Australia starts sending Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Nauru | TBC ... | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
September 17th, 2012 tbcsrilanka. Australia's Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP, announced Friday that Australia had commenced off-shore processing of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat.
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Outsourcing responsibilities: Australia's punitive asylum regime ...

Outsourcing responsibilities: Australia's punitive asylum regime ... | Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia | Scoop.it
As the Refugee Council points out in its response to the panel's document, this means there are now no guarantees that those asylum seekers taken to offshore locations will be treated according to international law on ...
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