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Permissive Residents: West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 9781921536236 Year: Pages: 157 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459440 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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This book offers another frame through which to view the event of the outrigger landing of 43 West Papuans in Australia in 2006. West Papuans have crossed boundaries to seek asylum since 1962, usually eastward into Papua New Guinea (PNG), and occasionally southward to Australia. Between 1984–86, around 11,000 people crossed into PNG seeking asylum. After the Government of PNG acceded to the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, West Papuans were relocated from informal camps on the international border to a single inland location called East Awin. This volume provides an ethnography of that settlement based on the author’s fieldwork carried out in 1998–99.

Does History Matter?: Making and debating citizenship, immigration and refugee policy in Australia and New Zealand

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ISBN: 9781921536953 Year: Pages: 153 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459079 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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This volume of essays represents the first systematic attempt to explore the use of the past in the making of citizenship and immigration policy in Australia and New Zealand. Focussing on immigration and citizenship policy in Australia and New Zealand, the contributions to this volume explore how history and memory are implicated in policy making and political debate, and what processes of remembering and forgetting are utilised by political leaders when formulating and defending policy decisions. They remind us that a nuanced understanding of the past is fundamental to managing the politics and practicalities of immigration and citizenship in the early 21st century.

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