Australian Asylum Policy: The Tampa Effect

Timothy Hatton, Audrey Lim

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    On 26 August 2001 a Norwegian freighter, the MV Tampa, rescued 433 asylum seekers from their vessel the KM Palapa 1 that was in distress in the stretch of ocean between Christmas Island and the coast of Indonesia. At the insistence of the rescued passengers, the captain of the Tampa asked the Australian government for permission to land them on Christmas Island � a request that was refused. There followed a week-long standoff while the world watched the drama unfold.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-130
    JournalAgenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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