Australia’s Asylum and Migration Policy: Lessons to Apply to the European Refugee Crisis

Author
Damian Wnukowski
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Australia has a long history of immigration, including accepting refugees. Over the years, it has developed mechanisms and instruments that aim not only to help people in need but also to provide for the country’s stability and prosperity. However, in recent years some elements of Australia’s refugee policy, especially its approach towards the so-called boat people, have come under fire. Nevertheless, the solutions implemented by Australia should be part of the EU’s efforts to find ones useful for dealing with its current migration crisis.
Topic
Human Welfare, Humanitarian Aid, Refugee Issues, Immigration, European Union
Political Geography
Australia