Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Statement on Australian asylum-seeker policy

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AIJAC strongly believes in a non-discriminatory, generous and compassionate Australian policy on asylum-seekers but also that these objectives must be balanced, and indeed would be enhanced, by maintaining an orderly and fair process, effectively addressing Australia's genuine border security concerns, and above all, by dramatically reducing the incentives which cause people to place their lives at severe risk in unseaworthy boats supplied by the illegal people-smuggling industry.

This is admittedly a complex task, but any policy which means that people with a genuine and well-founded fear of persecution in their homeland who arrive here have absolutely no prospect of ever being resettled in Australia is unacceptable.

 

Mark Leibler AC - National Chairman

Dr. Colin Rubenstein AM - Executive Director

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