Prolonging trauma in the lucky country: the experiences of East Timorese women asylum seekers residing in the Australian community

Rees, Susan (2003) Prolonging trauma in the lucky country: the experiences of East Timorese women asylum seekers residing in the Australian community. In: Barnes, Diana, (ed.) Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia: issues of mental health and wellbeing. Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Parramatta, NSW, Australia, pp. 80-100.

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Abstract

[Extract] East Timorese women asylum seekers entered Australia as people who had experienced horrific human rights abuses and persecution in their homeland. Scarred and fragile, they applied for refugee status in the hope of finding security, safety and a new life. Nevertheless, because of the Australian Government's refusal to hear their claims (due to Australia's geopolitical relationship with Indonesia and its reluctance to reveal Indonesia as a persecutor of its own people), the asylum seekers' claims for protection visas were suspended.

Item ID: 14393
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: East Timorese; refugee policy; resettlement mental health; wellbeing; women
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ISBN: 978-1-74080-034-1
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 00:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 51%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy @ 24%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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