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The most recently published report of the research is the Sept 2006 "Deported to Danger II".
This report draws upon the past work to synthesise the research process into a single simple question:
"What happens to Australia's rejected asylum seekers?"
The 2004 report on the research "Deported to Danger" refined the earlier set of research questions:-
1. Has the Australian Government or its agencies sent or attempted to send rejected asylum seekers
to unsafe places?
2. Has the Australian Government or its agencies actually increased the dangers for rejected asylum
seekers by sending reports about them to overseas authorities?
3. In managing removals, has the Australian Government or its agencies encouraged asylum seekers to obtain false passports, or become associated with bribery and corruption?
4. Is the manner of conducting asylum seeker removals consistent with Australia’s legal obligations?
5. Is the manner of conducting asylum seeker removals consistent with Australia’s traditional
The 2003 interim report on the research "No Liability" outlines an initial set of research questions:
We set out to examine the process of removal, the conditions people were placed in, and their status in the country to which Australia removed them. The question we set out to answer initially was:
1. Is the Australian Government sending or attempting to send asylum seekers to places which are not safe?
During the research process evidence suggested to us that a new theme was emerging, in terms of some of the methods used by Australia in the process of removal. This prompted the need to answer the following two questions:
2 Has the Australian Government encouraged refugees to obtain false papers and is there is evidence of bribery and corruption?
3. Is the conduct of removals consistent with Australia’s legal obligations and values?
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ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
Update: ERC Director, Phil Glendenning, recently returned to Australia from Afghanistan after 10 days interviewing returned asylum seekers again in Kabul.
ERC is redoubling our efforts to find a third-country resettlement option for those returnees from Australia with whom we have been able to make contact. We need financial support to achieve this.
Such work uncovers high levels of risk for the deportees (and for our researchers). Research publications are available here.
Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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