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Migration and Refugee Law
Principles and Practice in Australia

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107623279

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  • Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia is a comprehensive overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. This fully revised third edition provides an accessible analysis of the theory and practice of this complex and controversial area of the law. It considers the social and political context of migration and refugee law in devising innovative policies aimed at creating an equitable and rational immigration system. Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia combines an astute consideration of theory with the creation of practical policy solutions, and is therefore an essential resource for migration lawyers and agents, government employees, students, judicial officers and policymakers.

    • Fully revised and updated to include many recent, significant changes in the area of immigration law
    • Written by authors with extensive expertise and experience in immigration law
    • Provides migration lawyers and agents, government employees and policy makers, students and judicial officers with an up-to-date and accessible text on the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia
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    'Migration and Refugee Law is a thorough examination of immigration and refugee law in Australia, taking pains to articulate a dichotomy between the two that the authors admit is 'nonexistent at a formal level'. While refugee law is not extensive, it is complex and contentious, and it is treated accordingly in this text, of which roughly half is devoted to issues relating to claiming asylum.' Migration Australia

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107623279
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical context to migration
    2. Immigration control: an overview
    3. Basic migration legislation and policy
    4. The visa system and application procedures
    5. Family and interdependency migration and other Australia-based visas
    6. Business and investment visas
    7. Skill-based visas
    8. Temporary visas
    9. Miscellaneous visas
    10. Common visa requirements
    11. Compliance: unlawful non-citizens, removal and deportation
    12. History of the refugees convention and definitional framework
    13. Refugee and humanitarian visas: the statutory structure
    14. Convention grounds
    15. Persecution
    16. Well-founded fear of persecution
    17. Limits on protection of refugees – cessation, exclusion exceptions and protection by another country
    18. Time for a fundamental re-think: need as the criterion for assistance
    19. The determination and review process for migration and refugee decisions.

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    Migration and Refugee Law

    John Vrachnas, Mirko Bagaric, Penny Dimopoulos, Athula Pathinayake

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  • Authors

    John Vrachnas
    John Vrachnas was a full-time member of the Refugee Review Tribunal for more than ten years and currently practises as a solicitor in Victoria with a migration and refugee practice.

    Mirko Bagaric, Deakin University, Victoria
    Mirko Bagaric is Professor of Law at Deakin University and has worked as a part-time member of both the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal.

    Penny Dimopoulos
    Penny Dimopoulos is completing a PhD in refugee law at La Trobe University.

    Athula Pathinayake, Deakin University, Victoria
    Athula Pathinayake is Lecturer in Law at Deakin University. He has over seven years' experience practising in the migration field.

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