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Melbourne – Forum – Migration, Refugees and Identity Politics
28 May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An Alfred Deakin Institute Policy Forum
What are the challenges and opportunities facing Australian society, as well as state and federal governments, in engaging with migration in a time of unparalleled mobility and movement of people?
Whilst in the midst of a federal election that, thankfully, has not been dominated by identity politics and inflated anxiety about ‘national security’, and in a discursive environment in which Australians are generally supportive of migration, many still remain conflicted and confused. Additionally, in light of the threat of a significant presence of right-wing minor party politicians in the new federal parliament, and hateful extremists disproportionally dominating social media, containing the politics of fear and protest represents a resilient challenge.
These challenges feature on a backdrop of the unresolved issues of national recognition for First Nations Australians and justice and compassion for asylum seekers trapped in an inhumane, Kafkaesque limbo that demand urgent and substantial responses.
Please join us for this expert policy forum featuring Tasneem Chopra, Lydia Khalil, David Manne and Jock Collins.
Free. Registration required: https://adi.deakin.edu.au/events/migration-refugees-identity-politics