Tag Archives: refugee-intake

John Menadue. Temporary Protection Visas and the Senate cross-bench.

I wish that the Rudd, Gillard and Abbott Governments had done things very differently on refugee policies. But faced with the impasse at the present time, I welcome the compromise arrangement which the government has negotiated with the senate cross … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Is there light at the end of the dark tunnel?

In my blog of April 17 I outlined ways in which we might find a way out of the refugee quagmire. It is reposted below.  There is speculation that the government may announce an increase in the refugee intake to … Continue reading

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Malaysia, Manus, Nauru and offshore processing.

I have not always held the view that asylum seekers who come to Australia could be transferred and processed in another country. I changed my mind on that partly because of the rapid increase in boat arrivals after the Agreement … Continue reading

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Election aftermath – where to now on asylum seekers and refugees? John Menadue

Yesterday Sir William Deane launched a book ‘Refugees and asylum seekers – a better way’. A link to the book can be found at http://gallery.mailchimp.com/d2331cf87fedd353f6dada8de/files/Refugee_and_asylum_seeker_policy_Finding_a_better_way.pdf The book includes a chapter I wrote ‘Election aftermath – where to now on asylum … Continue reading

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