Limited Resettlement and Ongoing Uncertainty: responses to and experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia and Indonesia

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Caroline Fleay
Lisa Hartley

Abstract

In the wake of the Coalition Government’s narrow victory in the first Australian election since the adoption of policies known as Operation Sovereign Borders, this special edition of Cosmopolitan Civil Societies focuses its attention on the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers . It explores some of the experiences of people both in Australia and Indonesia who are seeking a life of safety, as well as the responses of civil society groups and governments, following the commencement of policies that have vastly reduced the opportunities for refugee resettlement in Australia.

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Author Biographies

Caroline Fleay, Curtin University

Dr Caroline Fleay is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Lisa Hartley, Curtin University

Dr Lisa Hartley is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.