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date: 24 October 2019

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This chapter examines forced migration in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, focusing on the connections between political shifts and migratory movements between the regions. It looks at Australia and New Zealand as destinations for asylum seekers and refugees, and the Pacific as a source region for climate-induced and other forms of forced migration. After providing a historical background on forced migration in the region, as well as twentieth-century histories of refugee reception, it looks at the legal and policy frameworks that govern responses to forced migrants and humanitarian resettlement. It then considers the politics underlying these responses before concluding with a discussion of the challenges facing the region, including significant forced migration flows in the years ahead.

Keywords: forced migration, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants, humanitarian resettlement, politics

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