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Lives in Limbo : Voices of Refugees Under Temporary Protection - Michael Leach

Lives in Limbo

Voices of Refugees Under Temporary Protection

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780868405995
Number Of Pages: 160

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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 Australiap. 1
The 'push factor' : experiences of persecutionp. 13
No border to protect me : the asylum journeyp. 33
Behind the wire : experiences of detentionp. 60
Settling in the shadow of the TPVp. 82
The hope deficit : psychological impacts of the TPVp. 98
'Strange words' : refugees respond to media representationsp. 112
Conclusion : lives in limbo : refugees and the threat of forced repatriationp. 125
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ISBN: 9780868405995
ISBN-10: 086840599X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23