We Decide Who Enters! Australia's History of Immigration and the Other

  • 08 ápr.

    Kezdete: 2019. április 8. 16:00 -Vége: 2019. április 8. 17:30

    Budapest, Sophianum 205

Matthew Leroy előadásában az Ausztráliába bevándorlók helyzetét elemzi.

The trope of a threatening body invading Australia has been present in past fears of Japanese invasion or an economic threat by Pacific island workers in the infamous "Kanaka deportations", and this legacy is still present today. My lecture will address the major themes in these discourses, including the fear of invasion and the post-9/11 desire to redraw and strenghten borders. In Australia, recent efforts to combat people smuggling under Operation Sovereign Borders have drawn international criticism, with legal scholars claiming a breach of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Alongside these criticisms has been a new desire to attract wealthy migrants. I shall analyse the question of wealth and poverty as terms that influence mobility in Australia.