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  • Page extent: 362 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.53 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 342.9408/3
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: KU2144 .M54 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Emigration and immigration law--Australia
    • Political refugees--Legal status, laws, etc.--Australia
    • Asylum, Right of--Australia

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521618083 | ISBN-10: 0521618088)

Migration and refugee law and policy is fundamentally concerned with the choices that we as a nation make regarding the people that we want to allow into our community and share our resources. Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practices in Australia provides an overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. As well as dealing with migration and refugee law today, the book analyses the policy and moral considerations underpinning this area of law. This is especially so in relation to refugee law, which is one of the most divisive social issues of our time. The book suggests proposals for change and how this area of law can be made more coherent and principled. This book is written for all people who have an interest in migration and refugee law, including judicial officers, migration agents and lawyers, and students.

• A detailed look at the migration and refugee law in Australia • Essential for all those interested in comparative migration law • A useful explanation of the various visas necessary to enter Australia


1. Historical context to migration; 2. Immigration control: an overview; 3. Basic migration legislation and policy; 4. The visa system and application procedures; 5. Family and interdependency migration and other Australia-based visas; 6. Business and investment visas; 7. Skill-based visas; 8. Temporary visas; 9. Miscellaneous visas; 10. Common visa requirements; 11. Compliance: unlawful non-citizens, removal and deportation; 12. History of the refugees convention and definitional framework; 13. Refugee and humanitarian visas: the statutory structure; 14. Convention grounds; 15. Persecution; 16. Well founded fear of persecution; 17. Limits on protection of refugees - cessation, exclusion exceptions and protection by another country; 18. Time for a fundamental re-think: need as the criterion for assistance; 19. The determination and review process for migration and refugee decisions.

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