Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925588385
Released: August 2017

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Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers

By Tony Ward

Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots.  And both are ill-prepared for surprises that emerge from a careful look at the details: in how most asylum seekers reach Australia; in changing public attitudes; in what policies work, and which do more damage than good. 

This book aims to bridge the troubled waters. Surveying a wide range of evidence, it presents new insights on how best to approach a major issue for Australia’s future.  


Categories: Non-fiction, Social Sciences, Politics, Australian Studies

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