The guest speaker will be Dr. Daniel Ghezelbash, accompanied by his mother who came to Australia as a refugee.
Daniel is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and the founding director of the Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic. He is a Special Counsel at the National Justice Project and a volunteer lawyer at Refugee Advice and Casework Services. His research focuses on comparative refugee and immigration law. He has a particular focus on how restrictive asylum policies are spreading around the world. This is the topic of his new book, Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World (CUP, 2018).
Daniel will talk about:
- How bad asylum policies are spreading across the world, and a warning for other states not to go down the same path as Australia
- His guardian article about what an alternative to Australia’s current policies would look like