Our examination of irregular maritime arrival (IMA) flows to Australia from Sri Lanka places emphasis on both origin country and global migration dynamics. This approach recognises broader migration and mobility that a more asylum-/refugee-specific focused approach has the potential to either underemphasise or miss entirely. Taking a broader view also has the potential to allow for a greater appreciation of Australiaâ€™s comparative position in a global context, which is perhaps useful given the, at times, â€˜Australia-centricâ€™ view of IMA flows.
|Title of host publication||A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making|
|Editors||Marie McAuliffe and Khalid Koser|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|