Category: The drownings argument

Canberra Politicians split on boat turn-backs

28 July, Canberra Times Labor members of the ACT Assembly split on turning back asylum seeker boats  at the party’s national conference on the weekend, with Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Joy Burch backing Bill Shorten’s position on turnbacks, but Yvette Berry…

Witnesses to asylum seeker boat crossings

In 2013 Luke Mogelson and Joel Van Houdt pretended to be asylum seekers in order to experience travelling to Australia by boat seeking asylum. Because there have been so few accounts of what this journey is like I am republishing…

The problematic ‘saving lives at sea’ argument

  Kerry Murphy |  27 July 2015 When those advocating on behalf of refugees criticise clearly bad policies such as temporary protection visas, turning back boats or processing in Nauru or Manus Island, they are confronted with claims that such policies…