An analysis of the Australian reception of political refugees: with particular reference to the case of the Vietnamese boat people

Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch

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    Abstract

    [Truncated] Thesis examines political aspects of the migration of
    refugees from totalitarian regimes to Australia, with
    particular reference to the political responses to the arrival of
    refugees from Vietnam after the Communist victory there in
    1975, and places these responses in an historical context.
    As refugees from Communism, the Vietnamese received
    a hostile reception from much of the "left". However, several
    influential spokesmen associated with what would be
    traditionally known as the "right" argued that they should be
    made welcome. This was something of a reversal of common
    stereotyping which identifies "racism" as a "right-wing"
    phenomena.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 1994

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