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Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee Policy by Claire Higgins

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Leichhardt Library

Italian Forum, Piazza Level

Norton Street

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

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In the late 1970s, 2000 Vietnamese arrived in Australia by boat, fleeing persecution. Their arrival presented a challenge to politicians. Turn-backs and detention were proposed, and rejected. In her new book, Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee Policy, historian and senior research associate at UNSW Claire Higgins explores how Australia moved from a humanitarian approach to asylum to policies of mandatory detention.

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