Refugees

Only the Greens have a plan for a safe, practical and humane approach to refugees.

Only Adam Bandt and the Greens have a compassionate and credible policy for refugees.
JULIAN BURNSIDE AO QC

Standing up for refugees

The old parties' race to the bottom on refugees is getting worse. Imprisoning refugees in indefinite detention in Papua New Guinea and other countries, detaining their children, towing boats back, and forcing poverty on refugees won’t save lives. Only the Greens have a plan for a safe, practical and humane approach to refugees.

We agree with refugee experts: the successful regional response to the Vietnam War was the kind of policy that saved lives and made us proud of our role in the world. The Greens’ plan includes boosting processing in Indonesia and Malaysia, increasing our refugee intake to 50,000 and limiting detention to 30 days for health and security checks.

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