Refugee Protection: A Conversation about Refugee Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region

The major political parties have joined together to convince us that asylum seekers must be prevented from coming to Australia. However, they have not explained why asylum seekers attempt to come to Australia in the first place or what the consequences of Australia’s deterrence policies might be for asylum seekers and countries in the region.

La Trobe Law School and La Trobe Asia are pleased to invite you to “A Conversation about Refugee Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the State Library Theatrette on Tuesday 1 September 2015. Join Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny and lawyers involved in the Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network – Renuka Balasubramaniam, Lakshan Dias, Imran Khan Laghari and Yunita Purnama – in a public conversation about the practical ways in which refugee protection in the region can be improved.

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Mary Anne Kenny, Associate Professor, School of Law, Murdoch University

Renuka Balasubramaniam, Malaysian lawyer and HDR Student, La Trobe Law School

Lakshan Dias, Sri Lankan lawyer and President of the Transparency International Sri Lankan Chapter

Imran Khan Laghari, Pakistani laywer

Yunita Purnama, Indonesian lawyer


Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue: State Library Theatrette, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne (Enter via La Trobe Street)

Cost: $10 – all proceeds go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Register: Registrations by 28 August via trybooking.com/inrs

Top: Rohingya asylum seeker family in Teknaf, Bangladesh Photo Credit: UNHCR/S.H. Om

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