We need to do right by refugees

No longer will refugees be tempted to take the risky boat trip to Australia, as there is no possibility of them being settled in Australia. Not now, not ever.

Of course, if you were to take the Rudd government at its word, you’d probably be confused as to what defines a refugee.

A refugee is a person who is in genuine danger of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other social factor.

So while it’s intuitive that getting on a boat and sailing to Australia isn