Professor Klaus Neumann‘s recent Refugee Research Blog post about the government’s asylum seeker policy was republished by The Monthly (on its website) and by Arena Magazine (No. 147). It elicited a rejoinder from Robert Manne, to which Klaus and four colleagues have now responded.
Professor Neumann has written extensively about public memories in postwar Germany; colonial history and memory in Papua New Guinea; immigration, refugee and asylum seeker policies; civilian internment; volcanoes; and New Zealand forestry, among other topics. Klaus has edited or written ten books, including Not the Way It Really Was(1992), Shifting Memories (2000) and Refuge Australia (2004), winner of the 2004 Human Rights Award (Non-Fiction). His most recent books include Across the Seas (2015), about Australia’s historical response to refugees, which won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize, and Historical Justice and Memory (2015), co-edited with Janna Thompson and published by University of Wisconsin Press.