If Immigration Minister Peter Dutton decides to send asylum seekers back to the Nauru detention facility, despite the growing reports of traumatic conditions there, he risks creating a perception that Australia relies on inhumane conditions as part of its deterrence strategy. And relying on such measures may appear tantamount to condoning them.
Dr Matthew Beard is a moral philosopher at The Ethics Centre, an independent, not-for-profit organisation focused on positioning ethics at the centre of everyday life. www.ethics.org.au.
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