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Dr Amy Nethery

Position: Lecturer In Politics And Policy Studies
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92468988 +61 3 92468988



  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2011


Australian Political Science Association


Teaching Interests

AIP116 Modern Political Ideologies
AIP204 Politics and the Media
AIP230 Public Policy in Australia


Awards and prizes

Isi Leibler Prize, 2011.


Research interests

Migration and asylum policy in Australia and Asia; citizenship and governance; theories and histories of incarceration; policy development in democracies.

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Refereed Articles

2012 Emma Price and Amy Nethery, ‘Truth-telling at the border: An audience appraisal of Border Security’, Media International Australia, 142.

2012 Angela Spinney and Amy Nethery, ''Taking our houses': Perceptions of the impact of asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants on housing assistance in Melbourne', Social Policy and Society, forthcoming.

2012 Amy Nethery, ‘Partialism, executive control and the deportation of permanent residents from Australia’, Population, Space and Place, forthcoming.

2010 Fethi Mansouri, Michael Leach and Amy Nethery, ‘Temporary Protection and the Refugee Convention in Australia, Denmark and Germany’, Refuge, 26(1).


2009 Amy Nethery, ‘A Modern Day Concentration Camp? Using History to Make Sense of Australian Immigration Detention Centres’, in Does History Matter? Making and Debating Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Policy in Australia and New Zealand, ed. Klaus Neumann and Gwenda Tavan, ANZSOG

2008 Michael Leach and Amy Nethery ‘Forced Migration in the Asia Pacific: Prospects and Implications for Australia’, Global Crises and Risks, eds Scott Burchill and Sally Totman, Oxford University Press: Melbourne.

2007 Dean Lusher, Nikola Balvin, Amy Nethery and Jo Tropea ‘Seeking Asylum in Australia’, Yearning to Breathe Free: Seeking Asylum in Australia, eds Dean Lusher and Nick Haslam, Federation Press: Annandale.


2010 Immigration Detention in Australia

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