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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...

The Canberra Times | 22 July 2014

Time to change our perception of asylum seekers Opinion editorial by Travers McLeod, Bob Douglas & Jane McAdam, following the joint High level asylum policy roundtable This important event was held at Parliament House, Canberra on...

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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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The Drum | 18 July 2013

Kevin Rudd announces plans to tighten borders… Harsher rules on ‘economic migrants’, review of refugee convention and regional cooperation. Miriam Lyons, executive director of CPD, joins the panel on the Drum with Katharine Murphy,...

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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,...

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...

Playing the Populist Card Again

John Menadue deplores the exploitation of our fear of the foreigner for political purposes and describes how, despite some progress in Australia’s treatment of refugees in recent years, the case for the humanitarian treatment...