ABC The Drum | ‘Breaking the stalemate on refugees and asylum seekers’

Professor Frank Brennan writes for ABC’s The Drum online reflecting on what he thinks about the vexed state of policy debate on refugees and asylum seekers.

We Australians are still all at sea seeking to find an asylum policy which is workable, economic, legal, politically saleable and above an agreed moral bottom line.

The contested issues are offshore processing and onshore detention.

This week the High Court will have a look at the legality of the latest scheme for the treatment of asylum seekers arriving by boat. This time it will be the Gillard Government’s “Malaysia solution” under the judicial spotlight.

Read the full opinion piece here.

Read the full CPD report, A New Approach: Breaking the Stalemate of Refugee & Asylum Seekers here.

A New Approach comprehensively critiques Australia’s refugee and asylum policies and finds they are inhumane, ineffective and expensive.