Michelle Foster is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Refugee Law Research Programme in the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. She is the author of International Refugee Law and Socio-Economic Rights: Refuge from Deprivation (2007) and The Law of Refugee Status: Second Edition (with James Hathaway, 2014).
All essays by Michelle Foster
A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers
by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally (editors)
Published October, 2013
Between bad and worse: A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers
As Tom Keneally observes in his contribution to A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers, governments of both persuasions have designed policies on the supposition that ‘people can be frightened out of trying to escape terror or likelihood of death’, an assumption shared by many people in the community. Yet when we understand the horror so many are fleeing and the fact that there is no protection worthy of its name in our region of the world, we can understand why travel to Australia is often the only option.