Australian politics, society & culture

Pacific Solution

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Robert Manne
Christmas Island
By David Marr
Cover: October 2006
By Kevin Rudd
By David Corlett
In 2001, at the height of the refugee debate, the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC), a Sydney-based social-justice organisation funded by the Catholic Church, produced a pamphlet called ‘Debunking the Myths About Asylum Seekers’. The pamphlet challenged some of the key claims that the federal government was making about