Although Australia has generally welcomed large numbers of migrants, it has been extremely hostile to receiving refugees, particularly asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to its shores. Despite being one of the first parties to sign the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees1 (Refugee Convention), Australia has traditionally regarded its obligations under the Convention as being externally imposed on it, owed only to other signatory countries, and contrary to its â€˜rightâ€™ to choose who enters the country and become a member of the Australian community.
|Title of host publication||Human Rights and the Refugee Definition|
|Editors||Bruce Burson and David James Cantor|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Publisher||Brill - Nijhoff|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|