On Wednesday August 10, The Guardian Australia released one of the largest leaks in Australian history. It contained more than 2000 incident reports from the offshore detention centre on Nauru. A little over 51% of them involve children, even though children make up only 18% of the population in the
Liberals Asylum Seeker Policy The main focus of the Liberals’ asylum seeker policy continues to be border protection. The Coalition government have been successful in stopping boats by adopting a hardline approach centred on turn-backs and offshore detention. This has engendered a mix response. Some, including legal and health experts,
The Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese Refugees (CPA) has been praised for upholding ‘international solidarity’ and responding to what was the burgeoning refugee crisis of 1989. It has also been criticised for its execution, with critics arguing that it is an example of international buck-passing and questionable compromises.