Tag Archive: asylum seeker

Hazaras’ Persecution Worsens: Will the New Government show Leadership by lifting the Suspension on Afghani Asylum Claims?

Denise Phillips*, PhD Candidate, University of New England (UNE)


Executive summary

  • This paper draws on aspects of Afghanistan’s ethnic history and its present crises to challenge the Labor policy of suspending the processing of claims from Afghani asylum seekers.  It focuses on Shiite Hazaras from Afghanistan.
  • Outlining their history Read more »

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Broadening the Scope of Historical Enquiry into Australian Refugee Policy

by Robert Carr, Researcher, Department of History and Politics, University of Wollongong


Executive summary

  • This article examines the administration of immigration and border controls as instruments of national security, commonly subject to political contestation of a high order.
  • The task of contemporary historians is to revise and probe at the assumptions Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/broadening-the-scope