Tag Archives: refugees to Cambodia

Frank Brennan SJ. Still seeking a way of stopping the boats decently

This is part of the Gasson Lecture which I delivered at Boston College today: I return to Australia accepting that my political leaders will always maintain a commitment to stopping the boats, no matter what political party they represent;  but … Continue reading

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Elaine Pearson. Australia should reconsider refugee transfers to Cambodia

The Australian government should press Cambodian authorities to implement key reforms to improve treatment of refugees in Cambodia before transferring any refugees from Nauru.  In new Human Rights Watch interviews, asylum seekers and refugees living in Cambodia described hardships as … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. We think we have a problem!

Eureka Street has run an article by Frank Brennan which highlights the far greater problems that the US has in managing its land border with Mexico. Frank Brennan also reflects on sending refugees to Cambodia, our locking up of children … Continue reading

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Elaine Pearson. Cambodia: A poor choice for Australia’s refugee resettlement

“It’s not about whether they are poor, it’s about whether they can be safe,” Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said in defence of Australia’s plan to resettle refugees currently housed on Nauru to Cambodia. It appears Cambodia and Australia are in … Continue reading

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Michael Sainsbury. Refugees to Cambodia

​The Australian government appears to have struck a deal with Cambodia to house 100 refugees in exchange for a massive increase in foreign aid. But Cambodia is far from a safe place to settle. On January 3 this year, men … Continue reading

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