A Conversation about Refugee Protection – presented by the La Trobe Law School and La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University

Date: Fri 21st August 2015

The major political parties have joined together to convince us that asylum seekers must be prevented from coming to Australia. However, they have not explained why asylum seekers attempt to come to Australia in the first place or what the consequences of Australia’s deterrence policies might be for asylum seekers and countries in the region.

At this forum Mary Anne Kenny (an Australian lawyer) will have a public conversation with lawyers involved in the Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network – Renuka Balasubramaniam (Malaysia), Lakshan Dias (Sri Lanka), Imran Khan Laghari (Pakistan) and Yunita Purnama (Indonesia) – about the practical ways in which refugee protection in the region can be improved.

Date: Tuesday 01 September 2015 07:00 pm until Tuesday 01 September 2015 08:30 pm

Contact: Diana Heatherich
asia@latrobe.edu.au; 9479 5414

Presented by: La Trobe Law School

Type of Event: Public Lecture

Cost:$10.00 (all proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)

Further information: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/a-conversation-about-refugee-protection