Andrea Bortoli reviews Asylum! A socialist view of the refugee crisis — a timely pamphlet that provides an overview of the current refugee crisis.
1951 Refugee Convention
Boat turn-backs don’t save lives at sea. The real meaning of this barbaric practice has always been “Fuck off and die somewhere else”, argues Sam Wainwright.
Activist Stephen Langford is refusing to pay a fine for using liquid chalk to make a statement about the treatment of refugees, reports Kerry Smith.
After ripping up Australia's commitment to the 1951 Refugee Convention on several occasions in the past, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on October 30 that the Australian government intends to do so again.
In the latest iteration, the government is threatening to formally prevent any refugee who arrives by boat from ever getting an Australian visa. This would include short-term tourist and business visas, let alone the permanent protection envisioned by the Refugee Convention.