Missing the Boat: Australia and Asylum Seeker Deterrence Messaging

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Caroline Fleay

Author
John Cokley

Author
Andrew Dodd

Author
Linda Briskman

Author
Larry Schwartz

URL
http://ift.tt/2euMy3k

Volume
54

Issue
4

Pages
60-73

Publication
International Migration

ISSN
1468-2435

Date
August 1, 2016

Journal Abbr
Int Migr

DOI
10.1111/imig.12241

Accessed
2016-11-01 08:32:26

Library Catalog
Wiley Online Library

Language
en

Abstract
Many of Australia’s border protection policies have focused on attempts to deter the arrival of asylum seekers by boat. These include government ‘messaging’ in the hope this will influence the decision-making of would-be boat arrivals. This article outlines the findings of an exploratory study on the sources of information accessed by asylum seekers, prior to and during their boat journeys to Australia, about their destination country. The findings suggest that government media and Internet strategies focused on deterring asylum seekers are adopted without full regard to how information is sourced before and during these boat journeys.

Short Title
Missing the Boat

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