Regionalizing immigration, health and inequality: Iraqi refugees in Australia

Katherine Elizabeth Vasey, Lenore Hilda Manderson

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As part of an ongoing commitment, the Australian Government has increasingly supported resettlement in rural and regional areas of the country. Drawing on the experience of Iraqi migrants in Victoria, Australia, we examine some of the conditions that characterize regional resettlement and raise key questions for public health policy. Structural vulnerabilities and discriminations impact upon physical, mental and social wellbeing, leading to further exclusion, with negative long-term implications. The discussion throws light on the issues that migrants and refugees may encounter in other parts within Australia, but are also germane in many countries and highlight the resulting complexity for policy-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47 - 62
Number of pages16
JournalAdministrative Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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