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Selling Australia’s offshore detention regime to the world

The term “offshore processing” suggests something industrial, mechanistic.

In the field of refugee and asylum seeker policy, it involves detaining humans, their dehumanisation and the vast, prohibitive expenditure of funds from the public purse.

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As a model, one country has sold it with unshakeable conviction and aplomb: Australia.

It has sent emissaries to countries keen to identify their own processing models, preferably designed to mitigate, if not snuff out altogether, the right to seek asylum.

The most important of these emissaries is Tony…

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