A BASP Discussion Session with be held at 2pm–3.30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023 at 54 Beaconsfield Parade Albert Park VIC.

How have Immigration Ministers and the Public Service interacted to enact Cruel Care to people seeking protection in Australia?

An opportunity to hear from Dr Jordana Silverstein, Senior Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School. Jordana is the author of ‘Cruel Care’, asking why Australia pursues such unforgiving immigration policies, and how successive Australian governments can say that the cruel acts they perpetrate are a form of care. Jordana will address the way various decision makers conspired to have such cruel policies and practices enacted. We will also have a BASP update.