Sunday, May 30, 2010

Eureka Street critiques Abbott's new refugee policy

One thing agreed to by all sides of the asylum seeker debate is that it will be a significant issue in the next Federal election.

The current issue of Eureka Street, a publication of Jesuit Communications, features a critique of Tony Abbott's recent policy announcement on asylum seekers, written by Kerry Murphy, one of Australia's top immigration lawyers.

According to Murphy, the election is sending policy in the wrong direction.

'Now, with an election on the way, the reform agenda has been put aside. Both the Government and Opposition are hardening their policies on asylum seekers. Sadly the debate is about who is the strongest on border control — the human rights of asylum seekers is not considered.'

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