Menadue & Keski-Nummi | Submission to Expert Panel on Asylum & Refugees



CPD Fellows take a multidimensional approach to asylum policy

CPD Fellows John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi have submitted their recommendations to the government-appointed Expert Panel on Asylum and Refugees.

“The hallmark of good public policy is the need to continually review, replace and refresh policies; to be responsive to the demands of the contemporary situation.”

Building on recommendations made in the 2011 CPD report A New Approach, Menadue and Keski-Nummi expand on the key elements that underpin a multidimensional approach to asylum policy which acknowledges that, “governments alone cannot solve the problem”.  A sound plan of action would incorporate a review of visa and resettlement options, regional co-operation, enhancing research and evaluation, and engaging civil society in asylum policy.  The complex nature of humanitarian displacement calls for a comprehensive policy response recognising that, “there are no easy answers or quick fixes”.

What we have mapped out are some of the key elements for developing such an approach and it builds on the recommendations outlined in the Centre for Policy Development’s report A New Approach. Breaking the Stalemate on Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia in 2011.

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