The Australian Deportation Project – Overview

This project will undertake a criminological study of contemporary deportation in Australia. The broad research question is how has the practice of deportation changed the use and experience of social control and regulation?

Australia deports around 11,000 people each year (DIAC, 2009). Australian deportation practices will be considered against those of countries facing similar challenges to national security, community safety, protection of domestic workforce and retention of international markets, confined in this study to the market in international education.

The research will focus particularly on the use of deportation when lawful non-citizens are deemed unlawful by virtue of criminal record or breach of visa regulations.

The project has research questions across the four domains: National Security, Community Protection, Workforce Protection and Retention of the markets.