Visibility is tactical. Continue reading
Implicit or not, there persists a view of capitalism in which the border is understood as extraneous to the inherent tendencies of capital. In this, capital and the state are regarded as distinctive logics, the first inclined to overtake limits, the second emphasising limit as such. […] Continue reading
Arrayed beyond and around the obvious walls of migration control, the architectures and technologies of the border proliferate. Continue reading
Recently, “illegal immigration” was listed in a Defence Department White Paper as a “non-military threat to our national life.” Around the same time, the Dept of Immigration announced a campaign of “saturation surveillance” extending from the northern coastline to well outside Australian territorial waters, and the systematic use of biometrics in the implementation of ‘border protection.’
Full text, Overland 167, 2002.
Paper given at City/State Conference, July 2002; published in the City-State Reader (Sam de Silva, ed.). Continue reading
Over the last fifteen years in Australia, the workplace has been thoroughly and miserably transformed. With the biggest growth in employment recorded in casual and part-time work, with the proportion of those working over sixty hours a week registgering the most dramatic increase relative to other hours worked amongst full-time workers, the eight-hour day no longer warrants the appellation of ‘standard hours.’ Continue reading