Australian Options | 24 June 2014

TraversMcLeodCPD CEO Travers McLeod on the long-term repercussions of no transparency on asylum seeker policy

In the autumn 2014 edition of Australian Options Magazine, Travers McLeod discusses in his article ‘On War, Water and Information’, the long-term dangers of applying principles of modern information operations (‘IO’) – such as a lack of transparency – to asylum seeker policy.

Travers lays out the underlying fallacy in the government’s current approach:

Aus Options Mag Cover 2014 WinterA lack of footage from the High Seas and detention facilities also makes it problematic for actions to articulate a message in and of themselves.

He also considers the different definitions of IO provided by various Australian and American government officials and bodies – and considers their impacts.

CPD is collaborating with two other organisations to facilitate a high-level roundtable discussion on new approaches to asylum seeker policy at Parliament House in Canberra on 11 July 2014.

Download the 2014 autumn publication of Australian Options containing ‘On War, Water and Information’

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