Asia One | Prominent Australians reject refugee response

Singaporean media outlet; Asia One covered the release of our refugee report A New Approach: Breaking the Stalemate on Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  

Asia One – Filmmakers, politicians and business heavyweights are among 34 high-profile Australians who have endorsed a study by public interest think-tank the Center for Policy Development critical of refugee responses.

Australia has long had a policy of mandatory detention for asylum seekers, sending most to the remote Christmas Island outpost for processing, and recently announced deals to ship hundreds to Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

The Center for Policy Development’s report describes these measures as a “disproportionate reaction” to the small number of people, who amount to one per cent of all applications for asylum worldwide, who arrive in Australia. 

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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.

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