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Campaigners Demand End to Australia’s Military-led Asylum Policy

It has been one year since the Australian government introduced the nation’s toughest border protection measures to stop a steady flow of asylum seekers arriving by sea. Operation Sovereign Borders, a military-led border security initiative, has been criticized by rights groups, who claim Australia is breaching its international refugee obligations.  When Australia’s conservative coalition won last year’s Australian federal election, incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised that...

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