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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Yearning to Breathe Free : Seeking Asylum in Australia
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'"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ..." How has Australia risen to Emma Lazarus' great challenge? 
'This overview of the historical, social and political contexts that have shaped Australia's recent treatment of asylum seekers offers a clear-eyed view of the many dimensions of the asylum seeker predicament, including its psychological and humanitarian consequences, and lays out an agenda for change in policy. 
'Sir Gustav Nossal, the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Senator Lyn Allison, Phillip Adams, Professor Stuart MacIntyre, and Lindsay Tanner MP introduce the six sections. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Peter Mares, Pamela Curr, Michael Clyne, Linda Briskman, Derrick Silove, Michael Gordon, Arnold Zable and David Manne are among the contributors to the 20 chapters. 
'Yearning to Breathe Free is a passionate but informed work that is multi-faceted, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful. '  (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph:
    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Leichhardt, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Federation Press , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Two Asylum Seekers' Stories, Erin Taylor , 2007 single work biography
Although there are stories throughout this book, these two are both longer and more detailed. They are the stories of Yusuf Omar, a Somali, and 'Jennifer'.
(p. 136-144)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Leichhardt, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Federation Press , 2007 .
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      Extent: xxi, 281p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Professor Glyn Davis.
      ISBN: 9781862876569
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