Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Asylum seekers and our democracy - Manne, Lake, Burnside, Megalogenis

Four of the nation's leading thinkers on the subject explore the asylum seeker issue (and don't always agree): on the ALP's problems dealing with it; the historical and cultural baggage; and the political difficulties inherent in taking a progressive approach.

Chaired by Dennis Altmann (Director, Institute for Human Security, La Trobe University), the panel consists of: Julian Burnside QC, Barrister and asylum seeker advocate; Marilyn Lake, Professor of History, La Trobe University; George Megalogenis, Senior Journalist, The Australian; Robert Manne, Professor of Politics.

Presented by the Ideas and Society Program, La Trobe University, October 2010.

Click on the link to watch this La Trobe University event on Slow TV.

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