Hadi Ahmadi - and the Myth of the 'People Smugglers' Business Model'

Schloenhardt, Andreas and Ezzy, Linley (2012) Hadi Ahmadi - and the Myth of the 'People Smugglers' Business Model'. Monash University Law Review, 38 3: 120-147.

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Author Schloenhardt, Andreas
Ezzy, Linley
Title Hadi Ahmadi - and the Myth of the 'People Smugglers' Business Model'
Journal name Monash University Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-3140
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 120
End page 147
Total pages 28
Editor Israel Cowen et al
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Publisher Monash University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject C1
180104 Civil Law and Procedure
Formatted abstract
The case of Hadi Ahmadi is one of the highest profi le prosecutions of people smuggling in Australia. Convicted in August 2010 for bringing over 500 asylum seekers to Australia, Mr Ahmadi’s case is one of only a small number of prosecutions involving an organiser of migrant smuggling ventures — unlike the hundreds of cases before Australian courts which
involve Indonesian captains and crew working on migrant smuggling vessels. This article explores the case of Mr Ahmadi to shed light into the so-called ‘people smugglers’ business model’, which successive Australian Governments from both sides of politics are determined to ‘crush’.  The article examines the facts of Mr Ahmadi’s offending, the criminal
proceedings against him, and draws comparison to other organiser cases and to the general patterns of people smuggling prosecutions in Australia.  Findings of this research cast doubt over the Government’s rhetoric and
its strategies to prevent and suppress migrant smuggling.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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