A Nation All At Sea: seeking leadership on asylum seekers

December 10, 2014

Since the Tampa Affair in 2001, Australia’s approach to asylum seekers has been defined by tough policies.

In the 13 years since, human rights activists and lawyers have been making a case for changing Australia’s approach on both legal and moral grounds – but the case for change hasn’t cut through.

A new report by Per Capita, A Nation All at Sea, suggests there needs to be a dramatic shift in the debate surrounding asylum seekers, to ensure sustainable policy and to maintain social cohesion.