How did our treatment of refugees come to this?

For 50 years, Australia showed global leadership in protecting refugees. But in the past 25 years, we have lost our way. Successive governments have redoubled policies of deterrence and deflection, while dehumanising and abstracting the people in search of – and in need of – our protection.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-did-our-treatment-of-refugees-come-to-this-20190704-p5246c.html?mc_cid=7143bfbe70&mc_eid=63743e84d5