Refugees in Australian society

Ailsa Burns

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It has been said that all wars are fought against non-combatants: civilians young and old who lose their homes, their loved ones, their means of survival, maybe their country, maybe their lives. This is truer than ever today, when the world is awash with devastating weapons that allow warlords to massacre their opponents, and military aircraft to reduce cities to rubble and sow cluster bombs that continue to kill and maim long after the planes have departed. In this chapter we look at the experience of those victims of war who become refugees, in particular those who seek refuge in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren, families and communities
Subtitle of host publicationcontexts and consequences
EditorsJennifer Bowes, Rebekah Grace
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Vic.
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780195551549
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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