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In this book, 35 refugees, all temporary protection visa (TPV) holders and mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan, talk directly about their quest for asylum in Australia. They provide poignant details of persecution in their home country, their journey to Australia, prolonged periods of mandatory detention, and life under Australia's controversial temporary protection regime.
Introduction : lives in limbo : refugees under temporary protection in Australia
The 'push factor' : experiences of persecution
No border to protect me : the asylum journey
Behind the wire : experiences of detention
Settling in the shadow of the TPV
The hope deficit : psychological impacts of the TPV
'Strange words' : refugees respond to media representations
Conclusion : lives in limbo : refugees and the threat of forced repatriation
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ISBN: 9780868405995 ISBN-10: 086840599X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 160 Published: 1st June 2004 Publisher: UNSW Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7
Weight (kg): 0.23