How the next Australian government can balance security and compassion for asylum seekers

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This is part of a major series called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other pieces in the series here.

  • Alex Reilly
  • The Conversation

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