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That Sinking Feeling : Quarterly Essay - Paul Toohey

That Sinking Feeling

Quarterly Essay

Author: Paul Toohey
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Published: 1st March 2014
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Has Abbott’s goverment succeeded with its signature policy? If so, at what cost?

The first in-depth analysis of the new government’s keystone policies

In Quarterly Essay 53, Paul Toohey looks at one of Tony Abbott’s signature promises: to stop the boats. Has his government succeeded? If so, at what cost? In Java, Toohey observes asylum seekers heading for Australia and reports on the Indonesian response. He tells the stories of individual refugees, looks closely at people- smugglers in action, and witnesses the aftermath of a sinking at sea.

Toohey also examines Australian attitudes to refugees, and what politicians have made of them. He assesses the use of secrecy and the term “illegals.” Tracing the path that led to the PNG Solution, he considers whether there are realistic alternatives to the brutally effective system we now have.

This is an unflinching look at people at their worst and best – and most ruthless and most vulnerable – by one of Australia’s finest reporters.

ISBN: 9781486211142
ISBN-10: 1486211143
Series: Quarterly Essay
Audience: General
Format: MP3 CD
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 12.2 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Type: Unabridged