- Both major parties in Australia have agreed to turn back refugee boats heading towards the country
- U.N. allegations of inhuman treatment of refugees were dismissed by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Claire Higgins is a research associate at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)As the world works to resolve a major international refugee crisis, Australia just wants them to go away.