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Title: Waves of Indifference. "Sending them Home: Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference (Quarterly Essay 13)" by Robert Manne (with David Corlett). [review]
Authors: Hollier, Nathan
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Nathan Hollier
Afghanistan
Iraq
Iraqi
Iran
Iranian
asylum seekers
Howard Government
John Howard
Phillip Ruddock
Orwellian
George Orwell
Tampa
Nauru
Shayan Bedraie
Papua New Guinea
United Nations Refugee Convention
Cold War
David Malouf
Made In England: Australia's British Inheritance
David Corlett
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Hollier, Nathan 2004. Waves of Indifference. Review of "Sending them Home: Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference (Quarterly Essay 13)" by Robert Manne (with David Corlett). 'Australian Book Review', No 260, April,
Series/Report no.: No. 260
Abstract: Some time before the sun set on the British empire, ‘British justice’ took on an ironic meaning. In the colonies, we knew it was a charade, like that doled out to ‘Breaker’ Morant during the Boer War. The dice are loaded in favour of a prosecution that nevertheless insists on carrying out its cold-blooded retribution in an apparently value-free legalese, thus preserving the self-righteousness of the empire and tormenting the condemned. Yet, as Robert Manne and David Corlett make clear in this latest "Quarterly Essay", the larrikin land of Australia can now, through its treatment of asylum seekers, fairly be said to lead the world in the practice of traditional British justice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/623
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 260 - April, 2004

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