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Author Metcalfe, Susan

Title The Pacific solution / Susan Metcalfe
Published North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.9069140994 Met/Pso  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 334 p. ; 24 cm
Contents 1: It begins again: April 2007 - A new group arrives in Nauru. 2: In the beginning came Tampa: August 2001-May 2002 - Boats arrive and deals are done with Nauru and Papua New Guinea after the Tampa rescue. 3: Fortress of denial: January 2002-April 2002 - Early life in the camps. 4: Treading water: July 2007-September 2007: Interviews with the Sri Lankan men and complete but then there is nothing but trouble. 5. A war of attrition: April 2002-January 2003 - Hundrerds of mostly Afghan people are rejected and pressured to return. 6: Lifelines: February 2003-December 2003 - Australians try to minimise the damage. 7: Desperate acts: December 2003-January 2004 - The Afghan people go on a hunger strike. 8: The downward spiral: September 2007-November 2004 - Court cases and hunger strikes - a road we've been down before. 9: Relief at last, for some: January 2004-September 2004 - Afghan cases are reopened and most are accepted to Australia. 10: What will happen to us? September 2004-February 2005 - The battle to the end. 11. The drawbridge opens: March 2005-December 2005 - I gain access to Nauru. 12: The lonely last: January 2006-February 2007 - Sagar and Faisal are left behind. 13: In the end came Rudd: November 2007-march 2008 - The Pacific Solution comes to an end. 14. The aftermath of a new beginning: Fate has other plans for my friend, Kabir
Summary Between 2001 and 2008, Australia detained a total of 1,637 asylum seekers in offshore camps in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. This Pacific Solution policy caused undeniable damage to vulnerable people seeking sanctuary in Australia
Analysis Pacific Solution
Refugee policy
Immigration detention centres
Health status
Mental health
Papua New Guinea
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
History, 2000-2009
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-327) and index
Notes Susan Metcalfe 2010
Subject Noncitizen detention centers -- Nauru
Refugees -- Government policy -- Australia
Refugees -- Mental health -- Australia
Refugees -- Mental health -- Nauru
Detention of persons -- Australia
Noncitizen detention centers -- Nauru
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
ISBN 9781921509940