Claire Higgins in conversation with Julian Burnside
Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Claire Higgins’ Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy explores how governments and policymakers have dealt with the confluence of issues emerging from the end of the White Australia policy, a recognition of international responsibilities, and shifting public opinion on asylum seekers. Higgins’ important book is driven by the question of how we moved from a humanitarian approach to policies of mandatory detention − including on remote islands − and boat turn-backs.
Higgins will be in conversation with the much-loved Julian Burnside AO QC, an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author.
Free, but please book here.
Clare Wright in conversation with Sally Warhaft
Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton