Refugee policy

The Age | 14 January 2014

Operation Sovereign Borders – Australia’s “military-led, border security operation” Travers McLeod, CPD’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, suggests that if ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’ is being approached as a military operation then it should be assessed as one. Travers’ article in Themore

The Drum | 18 July 2013

Kevin Rudd announces plans to tighten borders… Harsher rules on ‘economic migrants’, review of refugee convention and regional cooperation. Miriam Lyons, executive director of CPD, joins the panel on the Drum with Katharine Murphy, deputy political editor Guardian Australia, Rowanmore

Inside Story | 27 June 2013

No country is an island…  Australia could help improve safety, shelter and healthcare through developing regional arrangements According to CPD Fellow Arja Keski-Nummi, Australia is hardly doing its part when it comes to refugees, with several million in the Asia-Pacificmore

Crikey | 11 June 2013

Asylum seeker policies that utilise scare tactics will not work. Both major parties want to tighten up the refugee determination process and stop the boats, CPD’s John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi ask, ‘where is the voice for decency?’. Tony Abbottmore

The Wire | 13 June 2013

A comparison of immigration policies… While both major parties pursue populist policies, whether either set will work is questionable. CPD fellow Arja Keski-Nummi discusses the details and compares the party policies on immigration, with asylum seekers a major issue this election.more

PromiseWatch 2013: the Houston panel

5. What the parties have pledged on Asylum-seekers and refugees… Published in partnership with Crikey, the PromiseWatch 2013 series captures snapshots of the major parties’ platforms in major policy areas Refugee policy and the plight of asylum seekers continues to inflame passionsmore