Australia’s Scandalous Treatment of Asylum Seekers


With the increasing refugee crisis in the Middle East and surrounding areas, public conversation has once again turned to Australia’s refugee policy. Bipartisan policies of offshore processing, mandatory detention and “turning back the boats” have raised questions about whether Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers is compassionate, or even legal.

Daniel Nour speaks to renowned barrister and human rights activist Julian Burnside about the Australian Government’s treatment of refugees in recent times.


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