Linda Briskman is the Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair in Human Rights Education at Curtin University of Technology. Her research interests include Indigenous policy and refugee and asylum seeker rights. Her most recent book is Social Work with Indigenous Communities (The Federation Press, 2007).Alperhan Babacan is a lecturer in law at the School of Accounting and Law, RMIT University. Alperhan holds degrees in law and political science and a PhD from RMIT University. He has previously worked in the public and private sectors as researcher or solicitor and has written widely in areas of human rights law, comparative asylum and refugee policy, international law, counter-terrorism, citizenship and human security.