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)
- Refugee Council global trends 2017
- Refugee Council detention in Australia statistics
- Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education
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