Out of sight, out of mind? - Amnesty International

NSWCCL's Jo Murphy joins an expert panel to discuss the impact of current detention policies on asylum seekers (hosted by Amnesty International).

Please join the Amnesty International NSW Refugee Network to hear from an expert panel on mandatory detention of asylum seekers. The focus of the evening will be on issues that often get left out of the public debate - community detention, indefinite detention and alternative policy ideas. What is the impact of Australia’s current approach on asylum seekers? What are the legal implications on an international scale? And what could we be doing instead?

We will have Senthorun Raj (Amnesty International Australia), as our MC for our panel of speakers that includes:

  • Graeme McGregor (Amnesty International Australia) - Offshore detention and the AIA national refugee campaign.

  • Professor Ben Saul (University of Sydney) - Australia's 'Guantanamo Bay'; the issue of indefinite detention in Australia.

  • Jo Murphy (NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Asylum Seeker Sub-Committee) - 'The Forgotten 40,000'; a look at asylum seekers living in the Australian community.

  • Professor Mary Crock (University of Sydney) - What’s wrong with ‘stopping the boats’ and what alternative policy ideas are there?

After the presentations we will take a short break giving us the opportunity to mix with the speakers and other audience members over some light refreshments. This will be followed by an extended Q&A discussion where you can ask our panel those questions you’ve really wanted some answers to!

Please join us for what promises to be an intellectually stimulating evening, to raise awareness and initiate positive ideas about the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

(This is an alcohol-free event, vegetarian options available.)


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May 07, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lyceum Theatre, Wesley Conference Centre
220 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000
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