Refugee laws in need of reform

Dr Anne Gallagher AO and Fiona David INTERNATIONAL law gets a bad rap from conservatives, particularly “hardliners”, when it comes to dealing with irregular migration into Australia. That is a pity. Contrary to what many believe, international laws are not imposed from on high but are based on consensus, reflecting what the vast majority of…

Posted by Fiona David Monday August 11 2014

Murders in Italy Highlight the Victimization of Smuggled Migrants | Anne Gallagher & Fiona David

Italy’s arrest overnight of five people for their involvement in the death of dozens of smuggled migrants who were either violently murdered or perished through engine-fume inhalation, shines a light on the deep connection between the two crimes of “migrant smuggling” and human trafficking. By definition, migrant smuggling involves one person helping another to move…

Posted by Fiona David Sunday August 10 2014