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Seeking asylum

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Refugee policies are a wedge issue in Australia – which is the only country with a policy of mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa.

In this episode, David explores the future of seeking asylum in Australia. He is joined by Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, from the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University.

  • Does locking up asylum seekers successfully ‘stop the boats’? (3.36)
  • What is the situation with detainees on Nauru and Manus Island? (8.24)
  • Can we legitimately criticise ‘queue jumping’ asylum seekers? (13.56)
  • What direction are we heading in for dealing with asylum seekers? (20.41)

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