The Australian Deportation Project

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. 




Research Outputs

Contact Associate Professor Leanne Weber for further information.

Project updates

  • Recent BOb intern, Scott Tang, visiting from Hong Kong University, completed a research project on deportations and removals from Hong Kong. Scott wrote the news story below on his research findings. Hong Kong is a vibrant metropolitan city that is also considered a great tourist destination. It attracts tens of millions people traveling to Hong Kong for ... Read more
  • BOb’s Dr Leanne Weber mobilizes an international network of multilingual researchers to compare trends in deportation across the developed world. What do we know about international trends in deportation? In Australia the wrongful detention of Australian citizen Cornelia Rau and deportation of Vivian Solon exposed a deportation machinery that was careering out of control. In ... Read more