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

Slavery is not always where you expect it

For the past two weeks, I have travelled around Australia on behalf of the Australian Institute of Criminology, with the Australian Federal Police, conducting training for front-line (State and Territory) police about human trafficking. We spoke to police, NGOs and representatives from other government agencies such as Fair Work Australia, Immigration and Customs, in Perth,…

Posted by Fiona David Thursday March 22 2012