Labor Asylum Policy

Labor provides some detail about their asylum policy. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement.

Mandatory detention remains – although I can’t quite tell if this is intended to be time limited or not. The TPV program remains, albeit revised and providing some concessions. The biggest change is putting an increased emphasis on the people smugglers rather than those seeking asylum. At least this is a step forward, but it is only that – a step.

If this is as far forward as Latham’s Labor can manage to crawl, we’re in trouble.