Technology and power in immigration detention: Communicating fear in and about detained asylum seekers

Massey University
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Conference Proceeding
Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2008, 2008, pp. 1 - 13
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The paper examines how fear is communicated to refugees, asylum seekers, and the public through Australias immigration policy and practice. Between 1992 and 1994, Australian law moved from permitting (but not enforcing) limited detention of asylum seekers, to a blanket policy of mandatory detention which, at one point, had up to 12,000 individuals in detention.
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