Madeline Gleeson

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The mounting urgency about asylum seekers trying to reach the UK by boat does not sweep aside the need for reasoned and rational policymaking.

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That no Australian government in almost a decade has successfully brought this policy to a formal close is astonishing. In fact, Australia ceased transferring new arrivals offshore in 2014.

Madeline Gleeson

The senior research associate is recognised for her work on international human rights and refugee law.

Emerging Thought Leader finalists 2019

Next generation of UNSW leaders named as finalists for inaugural prize.

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The 'medevac' law provides protection from people who do not recognise the legitimate medical needs of asylum seekers, UNSW's Kaldor Centre will tell a Senate inquiry on Monday.

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A proposed permanent ban on some refugees would entrench the separation of families, says a UNSW joint submission to a Senate committee hearing today.

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It is important to keep in mind all of the men caught up in Australia's abrupt withdrawal from Manus Island, writes Madeline Gleeson.

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Madeline Gleeson's book about the reality of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is among the winners at the Victorian Premier’s 2017 Literary Awards.

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The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.

Madeline Gleeson

Madeline Gleeson's confronting account of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is a finalist in the Victorian Premier's 2017 Literary Awards.

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