AIP209 - Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Amy Nethery





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week
Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour Class per week (recordings provided)


The issue of asylum is one of the most pressing and intractable policy issues of our time. Asia has the largest number of asylum seekers and refugees in the world, and among the least developed laws and policies. In contrast Australia has developed an extensive policy response, and many of these policies have a broad reach across the region. In this unit we examine the impact of historical, political and structural factors of asylum policy in Australia and Asia. We evaluate the policy instruments - domestic, bilateral and regional - available to address the issue. We pay special attention to policies addressing asylum seekers who travel by boat. Finally, we assess the geo-political outcomes of these policies, and what they mean for asylum seekers and refugees.


Report, 25%, 1000 words

Report, 25%, 1000 words

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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