We argue in this chapter that Australia's current law is insufficient to protect the best interests of children of refugees and asylum seekers and acknowledge their individual circumstances, as required by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This highlights the need to reform Australia's immigration and citizenship framework relating to children so children's claims to citizenship can be considered in their own right, rather than depending on the method in which their parents reached Australia's shores.
|Title of host publication||Creating New Futures: Settling Children and Youth From Refugee Backgrounds|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||The Federation Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Rubenstein, K., & Field, J. (2015). Citizens in Their in Own Right: Achieving Adequate Recognition of Children in Australia's Immigration and Citizenship Framework. In M. Crock (Ed.), Creating New Futures: Settling Children and Youth From Refugee Backgrounds (pp. 241-256). The Federation Press.