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Penelope Mathew

Penelope Mathew joined the Auckland Law School as Dean in March 2019. Specializing in international law and politics, she holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and Columbia Law School.

Penelope Mathew reviews 'Borderline: Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers' by Peter Mares and 'Asylum Seekers: Australia’s response to refugees' by Don McMaster

June 2001, no. 231 01 June 2001
The year 2001 marks the centenary of the Federation of Australia and the fiftieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. There are important linkages between these milestones. Australian Federation was driven, among other factors, by the desire to gain sovereign control over immigration. Despite the demise of the White Australia Policy and Australia’s early suppor ... (read more)