Carceral Borders

Behrouz Boochani1   The events in Manus prison and the treatment of refugees there are best understood through the concept of what I call the kyriarchal system – a web of intersecting oppressions (racism, sexism, colonialism etc) that maintains society’s...
  • October 15, 2018
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Dr Claire Loughnan1, Maria Giannacopoulos2 1University of Melbourne, 2Flinders university Since 1992, Australia has had a policy of mandatory immigration detention which was extended in 2001 to offshore processing on the islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG).  These...
  • October 3, 2018
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Dr Vasja Badalič1 1Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, almost one million Syrian refugees found shelter in Lebanon. During the first three years of the conflict, Lebanon...
  • September 26, 2018
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Prof. Willem de Lint1 1Flinders University, Happy Valley, Australia In August 2001, the MV Tampa was denied entry into Australian waters, an executive decision which precipitated the current neorealist asylum seeker policy of boat turnbacks. Arguably, the policy was awaiting...
  • September 26, 2018
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Professor Joseph Pugliese1, Dr Maria Giannacopoulos2 1Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia With the ultimate aim of ending deaths in custody, the Deathscapes project maps the sites and distributions of custodial deaths in locations such as police cells,...
  • September 26, 2018
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Emeritus Professor Richard Harding 1University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia As citizens  we all have views on Australia’s border protection policies. But in a democratic society the weight they carry is inherently no greater than those of any other citizen....
  • August 22, 2018
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A/Prof. Leanne Weber1 1Monash University, Clayton, Australia In Australia, restricted access to essential services such as education and health care is a feature of federal policies aimed at reserving publicly funded resources for citizens, while also encouraging ‘voluntary departures’ of...
  • August 22, 2018
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A/Prof. Elizabeth Stanley1 1Victoria University Of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand In recent times, populist narratives of the risks posed by ‘non-citizens’ have led to extreme political antagonism to those deemed ‘unknowable’, ‘undesirable’ or ‘illegal’. Subsequent measures to exclude or control...
  • August 22, 2018
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Lorena Rivas1 1Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Immigration detention has ignited vigorous debate in political, public and academic forums globally. Questions arise in relation to human rights and international law, the ethics and efficacy of this policy approach, how it works...
  • July 9, 2018
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