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A price too high: the cost of Australia’s approach to asylum seekers (The Australian Government’s policy of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island) 

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Keywords

Policy
Human Rights
Health
Aid
Research
Advocacy

Region

Australia & Pacific

Country

Australia

Date

01 August 07

Author

Kazimierz Bem, Nina Field, Nic Maclellan, Sarah Meyer, Dr. Tony Morris

Website

http://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/conflict-and-natural-disasters/

Extract

Six years since the Tampa crisis of the 2001 federal election, urgent reform of Australia's asylum seeker policies is called for after a new report published found that the Pacific Solution had so far squandered $1 billion of taxpayers' money, exacerbated mental illness of refugees and was operating without scrutiny. (2007)

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