Tag Archive: foreign policy

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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Empire, Imperialism, the United States and Australia

by Murray Noonan, PhD Candidate, School of Communication and the Arts, Victoria University

I am fundamentally in favour of empire. Indeed, I believe that empire is more necessary in the twenty-first century than ever before.” Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire


Having seemingly disappeared from the lexicon of the left Read more »

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Australia’s Relations with India: Some of the History

by Eric Meadows, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University

The consequences of Australia’s restrictive immigration policy, the so-called ‘White Australia’ policy, in place until the mid-1960s, after which it was progressively dismantled, are still hard to shake. The legacy of this profoundly misguided policy bedevils Australia’s image, in Asia in particular, to this Read more »

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Balibo: Time to Move On

by David Fettling, PhD Candidate, The Australian National University (ANU)


Decades after their murder by Indonesian soldiers, the fate of the Balibo Five often is held up, implicitly or explicitly, as an encapsulation of supposed lessons of recent Australian foreign policy toward Indonesia. If this were true, Balibo’s continued prominence in Australian Read more »

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Historians to the Fore, Or How to Inform a Much-needed Debate about Australia’s Response to Refugees

by Klaus Neumann, Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology


  • During the 2010 federal election campaign, the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition issued statements on asylum seeker policy that were pandering to the anxieties of a minority of Australians.
  • The statements about asylum seekers that have been issued by Read more »

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