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Huffington Post on Beyond the Boats | December 2014

Travers McLeod is interviewed by Kyle Knight about Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policy and CPD’s recent report Beyond the Boats, which recommended a regional Track II dialogue. “The fact that [Operation Sovereign Borders] has...

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The Drum | 22 January 2014

Allegations of asylum seeker abuse; children in detention centres; conflict in Syria. CPD’s outgoing Executive Director Miriam Lyons joins former NSW Liberal leader, now with Barton Deakin, Peter Collins, the economics editor for The Age,...

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Inside Story | 27 June 2013

No country is an island…  Australia could help improve safety, shelter and healthcare through developing regional arrangements According to CPD Fellow Arja Keski-Nummi, Australia is hardly doing its part when it comes to refugees,...

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Crikey | 11 June 2013

Asylum seeker policies that utilise scare tactics will not work. Both major parties want to tighten up the refugee determination process and stop the boats, CPD’s John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi ask, ‘where is...

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The Wire | 13 June 2013

A comparison of immigration policies… While both major parties pursue populist policies, whether either set will work is questionable. CPD fellow Arja Keski-Nummi discusses the details and compares the party policies on immigration, with asylum...

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ABC Australian Network News | 11 June 2013

Australian 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...

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The Sydney Morning Herald | 11 June 2013

Arja Keski-Nummi interviewed: Abbot plan to stop boats ‘won’t work’… Arja is a CPD fellow and former First Assistant Secretary of the Refugee, Humanitarian and International Division of the Dept of Immigration and Citizenship. She...

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Refugeefacts—media handbook | The truth about refugees & asylum seekers

New CPD online media resource addresses misinformation. Experts in this complex field of refugee and immigration policy, CPD fellows John Menadue, Arja Keski-Nummi and Kate Gauthier collaborated on a unique online media resource, which...

John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi | The Drum Unleashed, 29 August 2012

Seismic shift in asylum policy exposes ghosts of intolerance CPD Fellows ask how to best implement the imperfect set of solutions that is the Houston report While the government has acted wisely in its...

Miriam Lyons on offshore processing | Radio National RN Drive 27 June 2012

Miriam Lyons was interviewed by Waleed Aly about the “pros and cons of offshore processing”. Miriam drew on research by John Menadue AO, Kate Gauthier and Arja Keski-Nummi for the 2011 report, A New...