In the wake of recent revelations that Australia has turned at least two boats of asylum seekers back to Indonesia, Clarrie Burke looks at both the history and the current unfolding of the Coalition promise to “stop the boats”.
By Roxanne Moore and Alexandra Scott. We cheered when Rudd abolished Temporary Protection Visas. We celebrated when Rudd ended the Pacific Solution. His return to power restored our hope… then suddenly – BAM – hello Darkness, my old friend. Now what? This shrewd policy has left most of us in despair, grasping at arguments which […]
By Shae Courtney. This article is part of our July 2013 focus on “Australia in the World”. Click here for more articles in this issue. Since 1948, nations have declared their support for, and recognition of, the inalienable human rights of all under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The recognition of these rights, which […]