These measures seem to be aimed squarely at the 30,000 or so 'illegal maritime arrivals' who have come to Australia in search of protection as refugees.
Professor of Public Law at the University of Sydney
Mary Crock is a Professor of Public Law at the University of Sydney.
The simple truth is that the bipartisan race to deter and deny ‘irregular’ humanitarian migration has produced punitive policies that destroy lives and actively impede the integration and social acceptance of refugees in Australia. Our policies are costly indeed, in both fiscal and human terms -- and for all refugees.
26/05/2016 10:06 AM AEST
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