Protect or Deter? The Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers in Australia

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Sara Davies

URL
http://ift.tt/2cYUNba

Rights
Copyright Social Alternatives 2013

Volume
32

Issue
3

Pages
26-33

Publication
Social Alternatives

ISSN
01550306

Date
2013

Accessed
2016-10-08 13:47:57

Library Catalog
ProQuest

Language
English

Abstract
In June 2012 Prime Minister Gillard appointed an Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers to provide advice on policy options ‘to prevent asylum seekers rising their lives on dangerous boat journeys to Australia’. This article examines the establishment of that Committee against the backdrop of an increasing number of boat arrivals, of deaths at sea and the failure of Government policy responses to prevent them. It examines the recommendations of the Expert Panel and considers the punitive outcome of some of these recommendations including the ‘no advantage’ test. It evaluates Kevin Rudd’s Regional Resettlement Arrangement with Papua New Guinea and concludes that Australian and regional initiatives need to focus on protection of asylum seekers, not deterrence or avoidance of international obligations. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Short Title
Protect or Deter?

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