Opinion

Resettling refugees in other countries is not reliable, nor is it fair. So, why is Australia doing it?

By Claire Higgins
June 19 2021 - 7:25pm
Australia has obligations under international refugee and human rights law to protect people fleeing persecution. Picture: Getty Images

The federal government has scrambled in recent days to minimise the political fallout from its treatment of the Tamil family from Biloela. After almost two years stuck on Christmas Island, the Murugappans are now being permitted to return to the mainland under community detention while their asylum case is settled.

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