of ‘dispersal’, preventing the risky concentration of racialised populations in any one urban centre, so consequently
asylum seekers are warehoused in a network of privately run accommodationcentres around the country. Socially excluded, spatially and
physically distanced, asylum seekers are also regarded as lying beyond
the scope of integration and integratibility in the absence of refugee
status or some form of subsidiary protection.
This system has been subject to repeated international criticism. In
2011 Thomas Hammerberg, the Human Rights Commissioner of the