Sky News | ‘Report suggests new approach to refugees’

Sky News Online reports on the findings in A New Approach, our suggested policies on refugees & asylum seekers:

The report – A New Approach: Breaking the Stalemate on Refugees and Asylum Seekers – has been endorsed by 34 prominent Australians, including former Liberal Party leader John Hewson, author Thomas Keneally and former immigration minister Ian Macphee.

Among its 13 recommendations, the paper says mandatory detention should be phased out within two years and Australia’s annual refugee intake should rise from 14-thousand-750 a year, to 20-thousand by 2016.

It also recommends an end to detention for children and their carers by the end of this year, replaced with a 30-day detention (14 days for children), for mandatory health, identity and security checks.

Read the full article at Sky News Online 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.