ABC Australian Network News | 11 June 2013

cutout figure behind barbed wireAustralian government calls off search for asylum seekers

A brief interview with Arja Keski-Nummi, one of the authors of the Refugee Facts online media resource concluded Thom Cookes’s report on responses to the recent influx of asylum seeker boats heading for Australia from Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

As in her interviews in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald and on Melbourne radio station 3AW, Arja called for constructive debate and regional cooperation in formulating a long-term asylum seeker policy.

Arja is a CPD fellow and former senior executive with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. She co-wrote A New Approach in 2011 and the Refugee Facts media resource, which was published online this year.

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