The Tampa Affair – 20 years on Webinar
This will be a live webinar, using the platform zoom.
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Registrations Open: 23rd Jul 21 1:00 PM
Registrations Close: 12th Aug 21 4:15 PM
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In 2001, the Norwegian containment vessel the MV Tampa rescued 433 mainly Hazari Afghan asylum seekers who had become stranded in international waters off the coast of Australia in a small, overcrowded, Indonesian fishing boat that was in distress.
The MV Tampa sought to enter Australian waters, so the asylum seekers could disembark and receive medical assistance. Then Prime Minister John Howard, in breach of international humanitarian law, dispatched Australian special forces to prevent the ship from entering Australian waters.
This webinar will recall the Tampa affair and consider how it has shaped Australia’s hostile response to refugees and asylum seekers ever since.
This webinar will be presented by:
- Chair/Facilitator – Greg Barns SC, National ALA Spokesperson on asylum seekers, criminal justice and human rights.
- Dr Ebony Birchall – ALA member and Human Rights SIG member, lawyer at Slater and Gordon, and legal academic.
- Robert Milliken – journalist and author.
Thursday 12 August 2021
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The costs of Tampa after 20 years
Robert Milliken – journalist and author
The workings of deterrence ideology
Dr Ebony Birchall – ALA member and Human Rights SIG member, lawyer at Slater and Gordon, and legal academic
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