The mounting urgency about asylum seekers trying to reach the UK by boat does not sweep aside the need for reasoned and rational policymaking.
The Home Affairs Minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for 'broad cohorts' of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
Denying protection to asylum seekers is neither sustainable nor defensible as long-term policy. Here are ways to make the screening process at airports more just when the borders do reopen.
In ten or 20 years there will be inquiries into the serious harms inflicted by immigration detention. We will listen and ask ourselves why “good people stood by”, write Karen Zwi and Nicholas Talley.