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Tampering With Asylum : A Universal Humanitarian Problem

By: Brennan, Fran

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Queensland, Australia, Univ of Queensland Pr: 2003

Seller ID: 09060164

ISBN: 0702234168

Condition: Near Fine


234 pages. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. By denying the Tampa and its cargo of asylum seekers permission to dock at the nearest landfall of Christmas Island, Australia signalled that it was dramatically closing its national borders. Trading on fear, and using mandatory detention in the Pacific, John Howard and Philip Ruddock effectively excluded asylum seekers from the Australian courts.Frank Brennan argues that the Australian government's response was a massive overreaction, possible only because Australia is a remo... View more info