Boat people & Australia: towards a solution

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Kevin Peoples

Refugee Advocate 2002-2013.

A regional plan for asylum seekers seeking protection in Australia.

christmas islandAfter more than a decade of involvement in advocacy for asylum seekers, Kevin Peoples proposes a Regional Plan for Asylum Seekers that will stop the loss of life at sea by setting up a reception centre in Indonesia, in collaboration with the UNHCR, and funded by Australia. He argues that Australia should prioritise refugees from this region, and enter into agreements with neighbouring countries that Australia would receive 25,000 refugees a year, and fly them to Australia for settlement.
To read Kevin Peoples’ proposal in full, click HERE.

 Photo Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre by DIAC Images, flickr cc.
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