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Environmental refugees: an accountability perspective

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Abstract


  • Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the increasing concern of the impact

    climate change on vulnerable nations, the creation of environmental refugees and the notion

    of government accountability towards addressing issues associated with supporting

    environmental refugees.

    Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on the Second Reading, in the

    Australian Federal Parliament, of the proposed Migration (Climate Refugees) Amendment

    Bill 2007 and the associated replies by the various political actors within the senate. The

    main method used to review this material is discourse analysis.

    Findings: The key finding from this initial review is that while all actors within the senate

    agree the Australian government does have a responsibility to contributing to addressing the

    issues around environmental refugees their views on the level of accountability varies. This

    indicates any mechanism developed to contribute to the discharge of this accountability will

    be shaped by differing views and foci of the participating actors.

    Originality/value: This paper contributes to the limited literature on environmental refugees

    and the associated level of government accountability.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Perkiss, S., Bowrey, G. & Gill, N. J. (2010). Environmental refugees: an accountability perspective. CSEAR Australasian Conference (pp. 1-26). Albury Wodonga Australia: Charles Sturt University.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1990&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/941

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  • 1

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  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Albury Wodonga Australia

Abstract


  • Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the increasing concern of the impact

    climate change on vulnerable nations, the creation of environmental refugees and the notion

    of government accountability towards addressing issues associated with supporting

    environmental refugees.

    Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on the Second Reading, in the

    Australian Federal Parliament, of the proposed Migration (Climate Refugees) Amendment

    Bill 2007 and the associated replies by the various political actors within the senate. The

    main method used to review this material is discourse analysis.

    Findings: The key finding from this initial review is that while all actors within the senate

    agree the Australian government does have a responsibility to contributing to addressing the

    issues around environmental refugees their views on the level of accountability varies. This

    indicates any mechanism developed to contribute to the discharge of this accountability will

    be shaped by differing views and foci of the participating actors.

    Originality/value: This paper contributes to the limited literature on environmental refugees

    and the associated level of government accountability.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Perkiss, S., Bowrey, G. & Gill, N. J. (2010). Environmental refugees: an accountability perspective. CSEAR Australasian Conference (pp. 1-26). Albury Wodonga Australia: Charles Sturt University.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1990&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/941

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Albury Wodonga Australia