7 October 2004
What happens to Australia's rejected asylum seekers?
More specifically the project asked
Has the Australian Government or its agencies sent asylum seekers to unsafe places?
Has the Australian Government or its agencies actually increased the dangers for rejected people by sending reports about them to overseas authorities?
In managing removals, has the Australian Government or its agencies encouraged asylum seekers to obtain false papers or become associated with bribery and corruption?
Is the manner of conducting asylum seeker removals consistent with Australia's legal obligations?
Is the manner of conducting asylum seeker removals consistent with Australia's traditional values?
The report concluded that most Australians would feel ashamed if they subscribed to the values of respect for the rule of law, 'mateship' and a 'fair-go', let alone values of care, tolerance, respect, understanding and social justice.
A copy of the report can be found at the Edmund Rice Centre website.
The most recent edition of Good Business the Edmund Rice Business Ethics Initiative newsletter is also available at the site.