Tag Archive: refugee

The Safe Haven Visa Policy: A Compassionate Intervention with Cruel Intentions

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

 

Executive summary

  • Historians committed to policy revision need to unpack popular assumptions surrounding the history of Australia’s refugee policy.
  • Further to my last contribution to Australian Policy and History, broadening the approach to histories on refugee policy Read more »

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Displaced Persons and Public Memory

by Jayne Persian, Department of History, University of Sydney

Around 170,000 Displaced Persons (DPs) arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952. The DPs were sent to reception and training centres upon arrival before commencing a two-year indentured labour contract. There were 13 camps in total, with Bonegilla (Vic) the largest and longest-lived, holding 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