Boat people: Let's focus on a solution

We spend a lot of energy on keeping the fences up and the boats out but is that where our attention and resourcing should be? What could we do to contribute to a better life for these desperate people? Improving refugee protection and human security in the rest of our region might be a good start.

Boat people: Let’s focus on a solution

Speaker bio: Dr Savitri Taylor

Associate Professor and Director of Research, School of Law

Dr Taylor’s own area of research interest is refugee law and asylum policy at the national, regional and international level.

Her most recently completed research project looked at  the impact of Australia’s border control cooperation with Indonesia and PNG on the human rights of asylum seekers and host communities in those two countries. 

Dr Taylor’s current research project investigates the feasibility and desirability of an Asia-Pacific regional protection framework.