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Refugee Protection in Australia: Policies and Practice

Protection des réfugiés en Australie : politiques et pratiques
Protección de refugiados en Australia: políticas y prácticas
Mary Crock
p. 239-250

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A Study in Contrasts
Australia and Irregular Migration Flows in the Asia Pacific
Legal Frameworks and Practical Gaps in the Protection of Migrants and Refugees in Australia
The Politics of Refugee Protection in Australia

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A Study in Contrasts

Australia remains a “New World” country in the sense that its population base and continuing growth is built on immigration. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that in the 2016 census over 28% of Australians were born overseas. Australia is in a tiny minority of states that accepts refugees for resettlement through United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) programs. Since World War II the country has accepted for resettlement almost 1 million refugees. However, the generosity of its formal admission programs contrast sharply with its treatment of asylum seekers and irregular migrants, most particularly those who arrive by boat without authorisation. In recent years, Australia’s policies and practice in this area have become increasingly extreme, attracting sustained criticism in various international fora.

In Australia’s case, undocumented maritime migrants have almost always presented as asylum seekers rather than as irregular migrants p...

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Mary Crock, « Refugee Protection in Australia: Policies and Practice », Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 35 - n°1 et 2 | 2019, 239-250.

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Mary Crock, « Refugee Protection in Australia: Policies and Practice », Revue européenne des migrations internationales [En ligne], vol. 35 - n°1 et 2 | 2019, mis en ligne le 01 janvier 2021, consulté le 11 novembre 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/remi/12353

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Mary Crock

Professor of Public Law, Law School, The University of Sydney, Law School Building (F10), Eastern Ave, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia; mary.crock@sydney.edu.au

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