The Australian Greens: Submission to the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers

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Our challenge is to have the courage to do the right thing by offering hope and sanctuary in Australia so refugees do not have to risk their lives on a boat for the chance of finding safety, certainty and a livelihood for their family.

Our approach focuses on short and longer term regional actions, by saving lives immediately through escalated resettlement from Malaysia and Indonesia, while working consistently towards the establishment of a New Regional Plan of Action. We should also maintain onshore assessment of people who do come to Australia consistent with the Refugee Convention and our international obligations.

Please open the attached file to read the full submission.

Australian Greens Submission to Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers.pdf