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Migration and Refugee Law : Principles and Practice in Australia - John Vrachnas

Migration and Refugee Law

Principles and Practice in Australia

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Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia is a comprehensive overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. This fully revised third edition provides an accessible analysis of the theory and practice of this complex and controversial area of the law. It considers the social and political context of migration and refugee law in devising innovative policies aimed at creating an equitable and rational immigration system. Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia combines an astute consideration of theory with the creation of practical policy solutions, and is therefore an essential resource for migration lawyers and agents, government employees, students, judicial officers and policymakers.

About the Authors

John Vrachnas was a full-time member of the Refugee Review Tribunal for more than ten years and currently practises as a solicitor in Victoria with a migration and refugee practice. Mirko Bagaric is Professor of Law at Deakin University and has worked as a part-time member of both the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal. Penny Dimopoulos is completing a PhD in refugee law at La Trobe University. Athula Pathinayake is Lecturer in Law at Deakin University. He has over seven years' experience practising in the migration field.

'Migration and Refugee Law is a thorough examination of immigration and refugee law in Australia, taking pains to articulate a dichotomy between the two that the authors admit is 'nonexistent at a formal level'. While refugee law is not extensive, it is complex and contentious, and it is treated accordingly in this text, of which roughly half is devoted to issues relating to claiming asylum.' Migration Australia

Historical context to migration
Immigration control: an overview
Basic migration legislation and policy
The visa system and application procedures
Family and interdependency migration and other Australia-based visas
Business and investment visas
Skill-based visas
Temporary visas
Miscellaneous visas
Common visa requirements
Compliance: unlawful non-citizens, removal and deportation
History of the refugees convention and definitional framework
Refugee and humanitarian visas: the statutory structure
Convention grounds
Persecution
Well-founded fear of persecution
Limits on protection of refugees - cessation, exclusion exceptions and protection by another country
Time for a fundamental re-think: need as the criterion for assistance
The determination and review process for migration and refugee decisions
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ISBN: 9781107623279
ISBN-10: 1107623278
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 30th September 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 3