Arja Keski-Nummi | ABC RN Breakfast, 19 July

How useful is a ‘Vietnam-style’ asylum seeker policy?

Fran Kelly interviews Arja Keski-Nummi for her response to the Green Party’s proposed refugee solution

The Radio National Breakfast host Fran Kelly interviewed CPD Fellow and former First Assistant Secretary within the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at the time of the ‘Comprehensive Plan of Action’ which was brought into effect to cope with the influx of ‘boat people’ after the Vietnam War.

Arja argued for better policies – not necessarily a direct copy of the CPA  – asserting that only “pragmatism and compromise”, plus genuine engagement with the source countries, which can move us out of the current impasse.

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