The evolution of the temporary protection visa regime in Australia

Mansouri, Fethi and Leach, Michael 2009, The evolution of the temporary protection visa regime in Australia, International migration, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 101-126, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2008.00483.x.

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Title The evolution of the temporary protection visa regime in Australia
Author(s) Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-4120-9391
Leach, Michael
Journal name International migration
Volume number 47
Issue number 2
Start page 101
End page 126
Total pages 26
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0020-7985
1468-2435
Summary While the Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) regime was formally introduced in October 1999 by the Howard Government, the concept of temporary protection was not totally alien to the Australian humanitarian landscape. Earlier examples reflected a standard use of temporary protection as a complementary or interim protection mechanism, offering short-term group-based protection where individual assessment under the 1951 Convention was both impractical and untimely. This paper focuses on the wider and more controversial changes in the use of temporary protection mechanisms that were to follow with the introduction of the TPV in 1999, which offered substitute protection for individually assessed Convention refugees who had arrived onshore without valid travel documents. It examines the history and evolution of the TPV policy regime from 1999 to the announcement of its abolition in 2008, arguing that the introduction and subsequent development of the policy may be understood as a product of a conservative, exclusionist political climate in Australia, following the unprecedented impact of the populist One Nation party in 1998, and later, the impact of September 11th. It also examines later amendments to the regime as a response to growing domestic disquiet about the impacts of the policy, and the abolition of the TPV policy under a new Australian government elected in late 2007.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2008.00483.x
Field of Research 160303 Migration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, IOM International Migration
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017395

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