A new Policy Brief compiled by UNSW's Kaldor Centre on responses to ‘boat migration’ has found that boat turnbacks are unsustainable and do not comply with international law regarding search-and-rescue, refugees and human rights.
The government’s response to the cancellation of the visit by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants is evidence of the bewildering doublethink regarding Australia’s “legitimacy” as an international leader, UNSW's Human Rights Clinic says.
More than 60 scholars have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister to express their concern at the cancellation of a visit to Australia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Many were due to meet with the Special Rapporteur next week in Sydney.
Australia’s largest social policy conference kicks off today tackling issues including climate change, how migrants might help solve Australia’s family care ‘problems’ and Gen Y’s struggle for home ownership.