TODAY Why a Regional Solution Isn't Good Enough
18 October, 2016
Graham Cornish B, 2nd Floor Union House, University of Melbourne
Solidarity Student Club
Chong Yoong Wai, volunteer with refugees in Malaysia
Julia Flaster, refugee rights activist
A significant section of the refugee rights movement including the Greens, the Refugee Council of Australia and Julian Burnside argue for a Regional Solution to the refugee crisis. This meeting will discuss why the regional solution isn't good enough – it doesn't deal with the central tenet of racism towards 'stopping boats' and the reality that only Australia can provide short and long-term protection in the region. All welcome to this discussion and debate for the refugee rights movement, featuring eyewitness reports from a UNHCR volunteer.