Secondhand. Good condition. Some bending and creasing to bottom right corner.
Signed by David Marr
This thought-provoking book links the Tampa Incident in August 2001 to the re-election of John Howard for his third term as Australian Prime Minister.
In the lead up to the 2001 federal election, the Australian Government refused permission for the Norwegian freighter Tampa, carrying 433 rescued mainly Afghan refugees to enter Australian waters. The Australian Government ordered Australian defence forces to board the ship, setting off a major diplomatic dispute with Norway.
The Australian Government quickly introduced the Border Protection Bill which confirmed Australia's sovereign rights and to the Nauru solution for asylum seeker wishing to enter Australia.
Tampa changed both how Australians viewed themselves and how the rest of the world viewed Australia.