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Athletes seek asylum at almost every games, as is their right

April 13th, 2018

The missing Commonwealth Games athletes from Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda aren’t the first to walk out of an athletes village, even in Australia.

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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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Opinion: A ‘tougher’ citizenship test should not be used to further divide and exclude

January 10th, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law has co-authored a piece with Professor Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide in The Conversation, discussing the complexities of Australian citizenship.

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Opinion – Hope, certainty and trust: issues abound in US refugee resettlement deal

December 2nd, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law, highlights value of hope in the refugee resettlement deal with the United States.

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FactCheck Q&A: Has the number of asylum seeker children in detention declined?

October 21st, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law checks assertions made by politicians on the ABC's Q&A about asylum seeker children in detention in an article for The Conversation.

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Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen

March 12th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-authored for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law comments on Tony Abbott’s controversial response to a United Nations report which criticises Australia’s human rights record in relation to its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

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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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