asylum seekers

Murdoch legal support for asylum seekers

May 31st, 2017

Legacy Clinic volunteers with a print out of the huge application asylum seekers must make. The volunteers are, from left to right, Trish Blake, Lisa van Toor, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny and Anna Copeland

Students and alumni from Murdoch University’s School of Law are volunteering their time to provide assistance and support to asylum seekers affected by recent changes in Australia’s refugee policy.

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Factcheck: did 1200 refugees die at sea under Labor?

March 4th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-written for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from the School of Law assesses the truth of Senator George Brandis’ statement that 1200 asylum seekers are estimated to have died at sea during the last Labor government.

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Opinion: Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia’s conscience

January 19th, 2015

As reports of hunger strikes among asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre continue to emerge, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny is among a group of academics to argue that the Abbott government’s refusal to negotiate could lead to deaths.

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Opinion: The political and geographical limits of morality

July 9th, 2014

Political scientist Professor Mark Beeson posed some tough questions in his recent piece about asylum seekers in The Conversation.

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Opinion: What underlies public prejudice towards asylum seekers

May 12th, 2014

Dr Anne Pedersen and fellow Curtin University researcher Dr Lisa Hartley have jointly contributed an article to The Conversation about the underlying causes of prejudice in Australia towards asylum seekers.

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Researcher says change the discourse on Asia

August 26th, 2013

Dr Craig Whitsed looks at how Asia is generally discussed as either a resource to be exploited or a threat and challenges Australia to develop its 'social imagination'.

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Study finds quality interaction eases refugee prejudice

July 3rd, 2013

Murdoch University-led research has found that quality interaction, not length of interaction, is the key to reducing anxiety about, and prejudice toward, refugees.

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University academics challenge asylum seeker policy

July 16th, 2012

A Murdoch University academic is leading calls for politicians to rethink their proposals for asylum seeker policy with an open letter signed by over 200 university academics.

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Prejudice and myths cloud view of asylum seekers

November 11th, 2011

More needs to be done to expose the myths surrounding asylum seekers to break down the prejudices that exist against this group, according to a new Murdoch University study.

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