The immigration Act 1901 was an act of the Parliament of Australia which limited immigration, and tried to exclude all non-Europeans from living and working in Australia. The “White Australia” policy was the name given to a group of laws that stopped non-Europeans from coming to live in Australia. As a non-European, to live in Australia you had to pass a dictation test to prove if you could speak the European languages. There were many factors that reinforced the idea of migration.
Freedom of movement is also broadly recognised in international law and bills of rights. Article 13 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides that everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within borders of each state. Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights declares that ‘Everyone lawfully within the territory of a State shall, within that territory, have the right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose his residence.’ Governments and then subsequently the courts, have a duty to ensure that a person 's freedom of movement is not unjustifiably restricted by others, including persons or companies. This right applies to all persons lawfully within Australian and not just Australian
In Australia the current policy on asylum seekers and refugees, outlined in the Migration Act 1958 requires “people who are not Australian citizens and do not hold a valid visa to be detained” (Australian Government 2013, p.1). Newman, et al. (2010) illustrates that most asylum seekers in immigration detention centres endure horrific conditions of overcrowding, abuse of human rights and a lack of access to healthcare. The articles above support Newman’s et al. (2010) findings and further highlight the harmful physical and psychological effects of mandatory detention on children and their families. The mistreatment of asylum seekers, both young and old, as well as the serious lack of high quality, accessible medical services is a significant
Australia is the only country to have a system of mandatory detention where every single parent, man, woman, child who arrives here without a valid visa or illegal visa must undergo immigration detention immediately.
Australia is said to be a multicultural and multiracial country. So why can’t we, as a country and as a nation, say yes to immigrants fleeing from a different country? As immigration to Australia is supposably apart of our history and it would be wrong not to continue on with the actions of our ancestors.
Sure, Malcolm Turnbull stated that he was actually "concerned" about conditions within the offshore processing network,”
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The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a valid, thought-provoking and peaceful protest movement which, although not entirely successful, remains an important means of keeping indigenous issues in the public focus. YET TO FINISH INTRO
4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework including:
FCT v Applegate (1979) 9 ATR 899, is the ruling given by Australian courts regarding the residency of people for tax purposes who have a permanent residence abroad. Importantly it focused on the aspects of how people, who have gone overseas for employment or any other reason, will be taxed in Australia during their stay away, overseas (Thorpe, 2012).
‘The Tampa Decision: Examining the Australian Government’s prerogative power to detain and expel unlawful non-citizens in 2001’
This analysis looks at refugees and the social justice issue of Australia’s discriminatory treatment of refugees traveling to Australia seeking asylum. Australia’s current treatment of Asylum seekers includes taking them from an already extremely stressful environment and detaining them in remote detention facilities where they have limited interaction with family and friends. In some instances, this includes children and young people.
The ‘Bringing Them Home Report’ was a significant event for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as what they experienced between 1910 to 1970 was something no human being should have to go through, The Stolen Generations suffered a great deal of traumatic experiences. On 11 of May 1995 change, had to take place as this wasn’t a lifestyle a human being should live, the inquiry period began for The Bringing Them Home Report. It was a National Inquiry that looked into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. It was a complicated
Asylum seekers. The Oxford dictionary defines this as someone who has left their home as a political refugee to seek refuge somewhere else. These people have gone through hardships we cannot fathom. drought and famine may be just a few of the things they have experienced. Good morning Mrs/Mr ....... and my fellow students, I'm alan sajeev and today I'll will persuading you as to why asylum seekers should not be allowed into the country. Firstly, under the United Nations refugee convention, asylum seekers are allowed to exercise their right and as Australia is a signatory of this convention they are allowed to seeK asylum in our country. but think of the amount of time, effort and money would be needed to complete this task. Yes we could be like Germany and give them a home but look what has happened. Just
The ‘White Australia Policy’ was first put in place by the federal government in 1901. The overall aim of the policy was to limit non-white immigration, especially Asians. At the time, 98% of Australia’s population were white; Australia wanted to maintain this number, and aim to have the country mainly consist of British people. With most of the country already white, the majority of Australians supported the policy when it was first introduced; this is because the white Australians were concerned about losing their jobs to non-white workers. They believed a restrictive immigration policy was the only way to ensure a secure future. So with denying so many races the right to migrate to Australia, did the policy leave a negative legacy on Australia?