The Drownings' Argument

The Drownings' Argument

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'Let's be very clear about this: every death at sea is a tragedy. No-one wants to see refugees die in their attempt to escape persecution, but the often-recited concern about refugees drowning is just hypocritical propaganda.
People like Abbott and Morrison express their concern about refugees who drown. They are not sincere, but it provides a vaguely respectable excuse for harsh policies. I will say this plainly: when Abbott and Morrison say they are worried about refugees drowning on their way to Australia, they are lying: they are deceiving the public. It opens the way to mistreat asylum seekers who have not drowned, and helps them pursue the darker purpose of keeping refugees out' - Julian Burnside, QC
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129.03 x 198.12 x 5.84mm | 117.93g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0992539153
  • 9780992539153
  • 540,106

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