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Refugees in Indonesia don’t want to get on boats. They want basic rights

If they get access to a fair resettlement process, refugees won’t be interested in anything people smugglers are trying to sell

  • Asher Hirsch
  • The Guardian

This week, home affairs minister Peter Dutton again reiterated the false claim that “there are 14,000 people in Indonesia waiting to get on to boats now”.

Sapi 2bI’ve just returned from a research trip in Indonesia, where I spoke to many refugees.

Such a claim is not only disingenuous, it also highlights the double standards of Australia’s approach to refugee protection in the…

Refugees in Indonesia don’t want to get on boats – they will wait patiently for a

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