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Seeking Refuge from What?

NGO's in Darwin. Asylum by boat? Not in Australia. Asia: Human Geography. Asia is the largest of the world’s continents, covering approximately 30 percent of the Earth’s land area.

Asia: Human Geography

It is also the world’s most populous continent, with roughly 60 percent of the total population. The geographic term “Asia” was originally used by ancient Greeks to describe the civilizations east of their empire. Ancient Asian peoples, however, saw themselves as a varied and diverse mix of cultures—not a collective group. Today, the term “Asia” is used as a cultural concept, while subregion classifications describe the distinct geopolitical identities of the continent. These classifications are Western Asia, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, and Northern Asia. Search by Region. Search by Region. HIS2_TB. Australia's nearest neighbours, Australia's place in the region, Australia in its regional context, Geography Year 9, NSW.

Introduction The continent of Australia shares marine territorial boundaries with its nearest neighbouring countries.

Australia's nearest neighbours, Australia's place in the region, Australia in its regional context, Geography Year 9, NSW

The nearest of these countries include Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, which are all island nations or territories in the South-East Asian and Asia-Pacific regions. Australia also shares a contested overland border in the Australian Antarctic Territory which adjoins territories claimed by several nations. Indonesia is Australia's largest near neighbouring country and belongs to both the Asia-Pacific and South-East Asian regions. Australia's second and third largest neighbours, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, are referred to as belonging to the Oceania region. Territorial Boundaries See Image 1 Neighbouring Nations New Zealand New Zealand is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean and is situated southeast of the Australian continent across the Tasman Sea. See Image 2 Indonesia.

FactCheck: have more than 1000 asylum seekers died at sea under Labor? “More than 1000 asylum seekers have perished at sea since Labor relaxed its policies in 2008 - a move it now concedes was a mistake.” - The Australian, 18 July.

FactCheck: have more than 1000 asylum seekers died at sea under Labor?

Asylum seekers drowning on their way to Australia was cited as one reason why the Rudd government announced its policy to send all those who arrive by boat to Papua New Guinea for assessment and resettlement if they are found to be refugees. There were two more tragedies recently. A suspected asylum seeker boat capsized off Christmas Island last week, killing at least four people. It came a few days after nine people, including a baby boy, died on their way to Australia. No official records are kept by any government agency as to how many people trying to reach our shores to seek asylum are dying en route. Barry Jones: asylum is the greatest moral challenge of our time. KNALIJ Global Refugee Populations 1975-2010.


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Pacific Solution. The Pacific Solution is the name given to the Australian government policy of transporting asylum seekers to detention centres on island nations in the Pacific Ocean, rather than allowing them to land on the Australian mainland.

Pacific Solution

Implemented during 2001–2007, it had bipartisan support from the Liberal-National government and Labor opposition at the time. The Pacific Solution consisted of three central strategies: Thousands of islands were excised from Australia’s migration zone or Australian territory.The Australian Defence Force commenced Operation Relex to intercept vessels carrying asylum seekers.The asylum seekers were removed to detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea while their refugee status was determined. A number of pieces of legislation enabled this policy.

Implementation (2001–2007)[edit] Why we are against sending all asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea. On Friday, Australia turned its back on some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Why we are against sending all asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea

The Australian and PNG Governments announced a new asylum seeker policy stating that, for at least the next 12 months, no asylum seeker arriving by boat to Australia will be processed or ever resettled in Australia. Instead, asylum seekers will be processed in Papua New Guinea. If found to be a refugee, they can be resettled in PNG or wait for resettlement in a third country. The policy has been put into effect immediately and there will be no exceptions for pregnant women, small children or people with severe health problems or disabilities. Whither the Pacific Solution: Rudd’s Hard-line Approach to Asylum Seekers. By Jack Georgieff Struggling Papua New Guinea will be the destination for many asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.

Whither the Pacific Solution: Rudd’s Hard-line Approach to Asylum Seekers

Source: UN Women Asia & the Pacific’s flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license. Upon returning to office a month ago, Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd promised to seek a regional solution to the politically toxic issue of asylum seekers. To do so, he is leaning heavily on a neighbor to the north: Papua New Guinea. On July 19, Rudd announced a harsh new policy approach to ‘boat people.’ SBS - Search results for asia pacific asylum seekers. CoalitionForAsylumSeekersRefugeesAndDetainees. Bum steer: dog whistling no Pacific solution. Children playing on the beach at Manus Island.

Bum steer: dog whistling no Pacific solution

Photo: Jason South The unending drama of thousands of people risking, and too often losing, their lives setting sail for Australia in the hope of building better lives is having a deeply corrosive impact on our society, an impact that has been sharpened in the frenzied prelude to this election campaign. For years the issue of ''boat people'' has poisoned our politics, drawing both major parties into a vortex of hardline posturing that has exaggerated the problem, exploited and amplified the mostly irrational anxieties of many ordinary Australians and driven the concoction of ever more costly and unworkable ''solutions''.

As the now-bipartisan chant of ''Stop the Boats'' has grown shriller, it has encouraged a more strident venting in the wider community of undercurrents of xenophobia and racism that shame the nation's long-standing ethos of fairness, tolerance and humanity. Advertisement ''Island Hell'', screamed Brisbane's The Sunday Mail. Australia's asylum debate viewed from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp. Abdirashid Sheik Mohamed fled Somalia with his two younger sisters in 1991.

Australia's asylum debate viewed from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp

His parents and the rest of his siblings were killed, and he escaped only with the help of his neighbours. He was five. About 10 years later, living in the Dadaab refugee camp just across the border with Kenya, Rashid and his sisters were provisionally approved for resettlement to the United States. Global Trends Report: 800,000 new refugees in 2011, highest this century. News Stories, 18 June 2012 GENEVA, June 18 (UNHCR) – A report released today by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows 2011 to have been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000.

Global Trends Report: 800,000 new refugees in 2011, highest this century

UNHCR's "Global Trends 2011" report details for the first time the extent of forced displacement from a string of major humanitarian crises that began in late 2010 in Côte d'Ivoire, and was quickly followed by others in Libya, Somalia, Sudan and elsewhere. In all, 4.3 million people were newly displaced, with a full 800,000 of these fleeing their countries and becoming refugees. "2011 saw suffering on an epic scale. For so many lives to have been thrown into turmoil over so short a space of time means enormous personal cost for all who were affected," said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. Among industrialized countries, Germany ranks as the largest hosting country with 571,700 refugees. Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2010: Statistical Overview of Asylum Applications Lodged in Europe and Selected Non-European Countries.