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July 12, 2012

RAC forum

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

Deaths at sea, people smuggling and border security:

HOW “STOPPING THE BOATS” PUTS REFUGEE LIVES AT RISK

Speakers:

TONY KEVIN
Author new book Reluctant Rescuers on ‘border protection’ and A Certain Maritime Incident on SIEV X
ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY
Author The People Smuggler: The Oskar Schindler of Asia?

6pm Monday August 6, Teachers’ Federation building
23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills (near Central station)

The Gillard government claims offshore processing to “stop the boats” can save lives. But in fact it is Australia’s regime of criminalising people smuggling, which forces refugees to take unsafe boats, and the instructions to customs that their aim is to stop boats, not detect and rescue those in trouble, that have cost lives. This forum hear from two speakers who have investigated how.

Tony Kevin’s new book Reluctant Rescuers can be purchased online at http://reluctantrescuers.com

Read a review of Robin de Crespigny’s book The People Smuggler here

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