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Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Resources to support Year 9 Learning Journeys students as they undertake the section of the City Culture/Immigration Unit that requires them to investigate the issues surrounding asylum seekers and refugees

Documents and Resources

Your teachers have directed you to the e-Book: Asylum Seekers and Immigration Detention.  There are copies available to use in the library- please ask at the Help Desk or, you can download it as an eBook from the link below.

If you can't download it from this page, try looking it up in the Library Catalogue (Oliver link below) and downloading it from there. Please contact a Teacher Librarian as soon as possible if you can't access this eBook.

If using this link at home, you will be prompted for your CGS username and password before you can download the e-Book.  



Digging Deeper

General Information

Immigration Detention

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Australian Human Rights Commission

Asylum, Human Rights and International Law: Australian and EU Perspectives - 
A Public Lecture by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.,

Resource Citation

Use the Senior level of the  Online Reference Generator to create your bibliography of resources in the correct style. If you are using the Online Generator from home you will need the password. If you have forgotten it ask your teacher or the teacher librarian.  

A copy "Documentation of Sources:a guide for secondary students" is available here.

Criteria and Rubric

Distinguishing Facts and Opinions

In class you were shown two databases  that will be useful as you research background information on asylum seekers and refugees. These will also be useful as you gather specific information for your chosen essay topic on Australia's approach and attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees. 

Access to both EBSCO's Australian and New Zealand Points of View database and Echo: Issues Online is through the WHS Library's Page. When using this from home you will be prompted for your CGS username and password before you can click on the icon for the  database you wish to use.


Echo: Issues Online (2013 Issues)


Australian and New Zealand Points of View

Operation Sovereign Borders 2016

Tony Abbott's: Sovereign Borders Policy July 2013


Wheelers Centre Podcast: Seeking Asylum

click on the link below