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Yearning to Breathe Free


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Foreword Professor Glyn Davis Introduction Dean Lusher and Nick Haslam Part I - Historical Perspectives and Background Introduction Stuart Macintyre Australia's response to asylum seekers Dean Lusher, Nikola Balvin, Amy Nethery, Joanne Tropea Been there, done that? Klaus Neumann Boats and borders: asylum seekers and elections, 1977 and 2001 Chelsea Piper Rodd Part II - Coming to Australia Introduction Senator Lyn Allison Reassessing the Tampa Peter Mares Perilous journeys Arnold Zable The 'Pacific Solution' Michael Gordon Part III - Treatment of Arrived Asylum Seekers Introduction Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser Not in my name: the People's Inquiry into Detention Linda Briskman and Chris Goddard The impact of immigration detention on the mental health of asylum seekers Patricia Austin, Derrick Silove and Zachary Steel Mandatory detention and brain structure and function Christine Canty and Christopher Benjamin The invisibles: asylum seekers holding bridging visas Margaret Theologou and Winsome Roberts Part IV - Resettlement in Australia Introduction Sir Gustav Nossal Two asylum seekers' stories Erin Taylor Supporters of asylum seekers Pamela Curr Meaning in life and social connectedness: the experience of Sudanese young people (re)settling in Australia Susannah Tipping, Di Bretherton and Ida Kaplan Part V - Public Opinion about Asylum Seekers Introduction Phillip Adams Those people Carmen Lawrence The news media's representation of asylum seekers Angela Romano Words excusing exclusion of asylum seekers Michael Clyne Attitudes towards asylum seekers: the psychology of exclusion Nick Haslam and Anne Pedersen Part VI - The Future of Asylum Seeker Policies Introduction Lindsay Tanner MP Post-Palmer reform of the Immigration Department: progress and pitfalls David Manne The need for a uniform community-based reception policy for asylum seekers in Australia Grant Mitchell Australia's refugee policy Julian Burnside QC Index


Yearning to Breathe Free is a collection of essays on the human impact of Australia's asylum laws and policies written by commentators, politicians, refugee advocates and other human rights icons in Australia....the collection provides a compelling critique of certain aspects of Australian immigration law and practice... This book brings together a diverse range of people who examine the problems facing refugees and asylum seekers from a variety of perspectives... should be compulsory reading for those assigned the demanding tasks of striking balance between compassion and control in Australia's political and legal response to the phenomenon of asylum seekers and forced migration. - Australian Year Book of International Law, Vol 27, 2008

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