Report urges pragmatism in refugee debate | Law

Report urges pragmatism in refugee debate

Madeline Gleeson speaks to Lawyers Weekly (20 December 2016) regarding The Kaldor Centre's push to direct refugee and asylum seeker debate towards finding solutions.

"There are minimum legal standards that govern whether third-country resettlement is appropriate,” Ms Gleeson said, “Because the group of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru has suffered distinctly as a result of Australia’s policies, they require a higher standard of services.

“Australia must ensure these people are resettled in countries that not only offer effective protection, but also have a proven capacity to provide them with the professional mental health care they urgently need.”

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