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

Human trafficking – not always “organized crime”

Very few of the human trafficking cases identified in Australia to date fit popular stereotypes. While the movies may show human trafficking situations involving organized gangsters, the reality is that trafficking can also be perpetrated by the couple living next door to you. Consider the following case from Queensland. This case involved a plan hatched…

Posted by Fiona David Thursday April 26 2012