Governments can meet their international protection obligations towards refugees without sacrificing public health, says a human rights law expert.
More than two-thirds of requests to go to the UK were approved, compared to just 46% for trips to India and 59% to China.
Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
Attempts to repeal the medevac law show why Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs from UNSW’s Professor Jane McAdam and alumna Fiona Chong is a must-read, says the former Wentworth MP.
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.