Europe warned against Aussie-style immigration

European countries should not to follow Australia’s hardline refugee policies, as aspects of them are tantamount to torture, medical ethicists argue.

Lack of transparency is helping perpetuate human rights abuses and what amounts to the torture of asylum seekers in remote offshore detention centers, write Dr John-Paul Saggaran of UNSW and Professor Deborah Zion of the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing in Victoria.