Sky news The Nation | 19 September 2013


Miriam Lyons on The NationGender, jobs and refugees

CPD executive director Miriam Lyons joined Ross Cameron, Andrew Leigh and Alan Tudge with host David Speers on Sky News The Nation. On the heels of the election they discussed the lack of women in the new federal ministry, job cuts in public service and asylum seeker policy.

“What concerns me is that this is operation sovereign borders not operation humanitarian intervention, the idea that this is ultimately a border security issue rather than a humanitarian issue…the long-term way of dealing with that is through regional coordination and cooperation”

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