Migration and Refugee Law : Principles and Practice in Australia
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.
- Online resource
- 05 Jun 2012
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 3rd Revised edition
'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
About 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 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 is completing a PhD in refugee law at La Trobe University. Athula Pathinayake is Lecturer in Law at Deakin University. He has over seven years' experience practising in the migration field.
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.