The Future Of
Seeking Asylum
Sep 2, 2019 · 25 min
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Refugee policies are a wedge issue in Australia – which is the only country with a policy of mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa.

In this episode, David explores the future of seeking asylum in Australia. He is joined by Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, from the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University.

  • Does locking up asylum seekers successfully ‘stop the boats’? (3.36)
  • What is the situation with detainees on Nauru and Manus Island? (8.24)
  • Can we legitimately criticise ‘queue jumping’ asylum seekers? (13.56)
  • What direction are we heading in for dealing with asylum seekers? (20.41)



Curtin University supports academic freedom of speech. The views expressed in The Future Of podcast may not reflect those of the university.

Music: OKAY by 13ounce Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Music promoted by Audio Library

You can read the full transcript for the episode here.

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