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dc.contributor.authorBarry, Kaya
dc.contributor.authorGhimire, Narayan
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how biosecurity is monitored at the Australian border, and the implications this has on the personal belongings and materials of migrants. Drawing on interviews with Nepalese who are migrating to Australia for study, or are visiting family who reside there, we highlight the often tense situations that emerge due to the types of materials and belongings that they bring with them. Close monitoring of individuals and the materials in their luggage upon arrival restricts the flow of foods, medicines, duty free goods, plants, animals, recreational equipment and more, amplifying the biosecurity ‘threat’ that a wide variety of materials may encompass. By tracing first-hand accounts alongside the cultural and political influences through a material lens, we argue that there are significant inconsistencies with the level of scrutiny that some migrants experience. This article contributes to critiques on Australia’s biosecurity and migration practices, furthering understandings of how materials play a vital role in migration experiences.
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Geographer
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural geography
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.titleSecuring materials at international borders: exploring the biosecurity practices of Nepalese migrants to Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBarry, K; Ghimire, N, Securing materials at international borders: exploring the biosecurity practices of Nepalese migrants to Australia, Australian Geographer, 2020
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorBarry, Kaya T.

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