Claudia Tazreiter

A child's hand behind a fence

The legacy of the Tampa affair echoes in Australia’s refugee and immigration policies and systems to this day.

The Strait of Hormuz.

States can’t pick and choose when to invoke international law for protection on a particular issue and then ignore, contravene or decry it on other matters.

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A state funeral will be held for asylum seekers who drowned off the Italian coast last week. What can Australians learn from the way Europe responds to such boat tragedies, asks Claudia Tazreiter.