David Manne


The fifth estate: safe harbour

In the past decade, Australia’s stance towards asylum seekers has changed radically. No longer assumed to be refugees fleeing persecution, asylum seekers are now often described as 'illegal immigrants'. In recent weeks, there have been allegations that both major parties have paid people smugglers to...

Boatloads of extinguishment

In this speech to a conference organised by the Castan Centre, David Manne outlines the government’s proposal for offshore processing of ‘boat people’, examines its implications in human and legal terms, and argues that the proposal is far more than a mere extension of the...