People smuggling

Alternate Term Label:
People smugglers
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Would paying people smugglers to turn back boats be illegal?

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says if the Abbott Government paid people smugglers to turn boats back to Indonesia it would have been a breach of domestic and international law.
Working paper

Labour migration as complementary pathways for refugees in the Asia-Pacific

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.

People smugglers globally 2017

This report has drawn together the work of authors from multiple disciplines to explore the global phenomenon that is people smuggling. It has been developed to provide readers with a clear, concise and obtainable understanding of the issue and its complexity.

The people smugglers’ business model

While discussions continue on how best to go about breaking the people smugglers’ business model, those participating in the debate have not publicly articulated the business model to which they refer. This has significant policy implications, given that the first step in developing a response...

Report of the expert panel on asylum seekers

On 28 June 2012, the Prime Minister (Julia Gillard) and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Chris Bowen) announced that the Government had invited Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC (Ret’d), the former chief of Australia’s defence force, to lead an expert panel to...

Hypocrisy and people smuggling

People smuggling is a matter of considerable political concern to Western governments, and has received much international attention in recent years.