한국인으로 여기저기 살아보기 (4): 호주 시드니편

[2016년 2월 호주시드니 한인신문 톱뉴스 기사, “로위 연구원 한국계 여성학자 영입” http://www.topdigital.com.au/node/1541]   필자는 싱가폴경영대학교 정치학과 조교수에서 시드니 로위연구소 이민연구정책실장으로 2016년 1월부터 직장을 옮겼다. 런던에서 싱가폴로 이주한것과 마찬가지로 이것 역시 개인적인 가족이민이었다. 이쯤에서 외국에서 공부를 하고, 외국인과 결혼한 여성박사로서 후배들에 전하고 싶은 말이 있다. 결혼은 선택이고, 하게 되면 반드시 사랑하는 사람과 하되, 본인이 하고싶은 것을 가족의…

Australia’s asylum policy, time to act before the September Summit in NY

The past week was not good for Australia’s human rights records. Last week, there were reports about child abuses in juvenile detention centres in Northern Territory. This week, the human rights violations and daily attack against refugees and asylum seekers in Nauru cover the news headlines. Australia’s offshore asylum processing centres and human rights abuses…

Australian migration should look to Asia, not Europe

Humans migrate to more secure places for their survival. Migration is one of the most common evolutionary behaviour in the natural world humans belong to. Some people have to look for a safer place to escape from imminent danger. Others do so because they deem there are better chances of short-term and long-term survival in…

Two Faces of Migration

*This is the original version of “High Court detention-centre decision highlights duelling forces in migration,” The Interpreter, 11 February 2016. On 3 February 2016, the Australian High Court ruled its offshore detention centres as lawful institutions. It is a country’s sovereign right to determine how to treat asylum seekers in their territory. The High Court’s…

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders

One of the most prominent mass migration issues that dominated the mainstream media in 2015 was the boat people in Australia. Most of them come from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran or Myanmar/Burma where they face violence or persecution. In 2012 -3, more than 18,000 people arrived in Australia through illegal channels by sea, compared…