Deterrence: wrong way, turn back.
Human rights expert Daniel Webb says that deterrence is the wrong answer on asylum seeker policy, as the Coalition flags harsher scrutiny for current detainees.PT8M21S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2s1do 620 349 August 16, 2013
Asylum seekers who come by boat will not be resettled in Australia but will instead be sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and, if found to be refugees, will be resettled there or in other countries in the region, such as Nauru. There is no cap on the number of asylum seekers who could be sent to Manus Island, but PNG expects up to 3000 could be sent to the island by Christmas.
Under the new arrangement, PNG officials will assess asylum seekers' claims for refugee status. Asylum seekers not classified as refugees will be sent home or to another country under the agreement, which will apply for 12 months and be subject to annual review. Labor last year increased Australia's annual humanitarian intake to 20,000 places a year.
A Coalition government would reintroduce temporary protection visas and extend them, meaning no one who came to Australia by boat would get permanent resettlement; they would have to reapply for protection periodically and return to their home country once it was safe.
The Coalition would also make this retrospective, meaning more than 30,000 asylum seekers who have already arrived in Australia to claim asylum would never get permanent residency.
Asylum seekers would have work rights, and those receiving Centrelink benefits would have to work for the dole.
The Coalition would also reduce the humanitarian intake of refugees to 13,750, from the government's expanded 20,000 places.
It would remove the right of asylum seekers to appeal against any adverse decisions through the courts.
It would also speed up the asylum determination process, by having a single caseworker make the decision on whether to grant asylum.
Anyone found not to be a refugee would be detained and then removed from Australia.