13 November 2017

Regional Focus: Australia


The stand-off on Manus Island continues. The 400-plus refugees and asylum-seekers who  are refusing to move from the now-closed detention centre to an alternative facility are facing forcible eviction. For an update, read the Kaldor Centre's latest weekly news round-up. Additional commentary is included below.


'Boat People’ and Borders: Changing Political Debate on Asylum Seekers (Refugee Research Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Cleaning up the Manus Damage (The Interpreter Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Ethics of Medical Practice in Offshore Detention Facilities (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

History, Headlines and the Law: What's Shaping Refugee Policy in Australia?, Sydney, 2 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and podcast.

History Suggests Refugees on Manus and Nauru can be Resettled in Australia without Reviving Boat Arrivals (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

How Australia Got into the ‘Dead End’ of Refugee Offshore Detention (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

How to Avoid a Violent End to the Manus Island Stand-off (The Inside Story, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Negotiating Narratives, Accessing Asylum: Evaluating Language Policy as Multi-level Practice, Beliefs and Management," Multilingua:  Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, vol. 36, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

Telling Stories? Credibility in Asylum Interviews (Language on the Move, June 2017) [text]

UN Slams Australia’s Human Rights Record (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Includes link to the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations; see also related Guardian article.

UNHCR Urges Australia to Stop Unfolding Humanitarian Emergency (UNHCR Canberra, Nov. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Urges Humane Approach on Manus Island (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (30 Oct. 2017)

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