Event Details

Thursday, 24 May 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Terrace Room, Level 6
UQ Location:
Sir Llew Edwards Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Julia Alldridge
3365 3152
Org. Unit:
Social Science

Event Description

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In July 2013 the Prime Ministers of Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) agreed to the Regional Resettlement Arrangement between Australia and Papua New Guinea (colloquially known as “The PNG Solution”) an international agreement that diverts asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australia by boat to Manus Island, for immediate detention and processing, and then eventual resettlement in PNG. Since 2013, Prof Paige West has been working with colleagues from the United States and Papua New Guinea to understand the social context that gave rise to this arrangement, the in situ reactions to the arrangement and the broad social, political, and ecological fallout from the arrangement. “The PNG Solution” may be a kind of ‘test case’ whereby a contemporary global power, in this case Australia, uses its previous colonial relationship with a seemingly sovereign state, in this case PNG, and its current aid-based economic power to erase the sovereignty of another nation.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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