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Temporary is a project from the UNSW Centre for Ideas and Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law in partnership with Guardian Australia, inspired by the book Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs by Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong. Series artwork by Matt Huynh.

You can find additional information, photography and artwork at the Kaldor Centre’s Temporary website.

Young Vietnamese child holds up a sign, ‘Thank you Australia’

Photograph: National Archives Of Australia