Event details
Event Start Date: 02/07/2019
Event End Date: 02/07/2019

Please join bestselling authors Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong when special guest Professor Kerryn Phelps AM launches their new book, Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts.

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs is a myth-busting book that brings facts to bear on a highly politicised debate. 

‘This book should be read by all Australians concerned about the inhumanity demonstrated by successive federal governments when dealing with refugees seeking our protection.' – Former Liberal Immigration Minister Ian Macphee AO

In the five years since McAdam and Chong’s critically acclaimed Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia’s policies are not was published, Australia’s deterrence policies have hardened further – even as the number of refugees worldwide has grown. 

Now, for readers on all sides of politics, comes a wholly updated, highly accessible account of Australian refugee law and policy, outlining what a more humane approach could look like.

Tuesday 2 July, 6pm to 7.30pm
King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Drinks and canapes will be served.

We look forward to seeing you at the launch. Registrations are essential.

Professor Jane McAdam is the Director of UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, the world’s leading research centre in this area, and a preeminent scholar in the field. 

Fiona Chong is a recent international human rights fellow in Columbia University’s graduate law program.

Special guest Professor Kerryn Phelps AM is the former Independent MP for Wentworth, a doctor, businesswoman, health communicator, public health and civil rights advocate, author and media commentator.

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs is published by NewSouth Publishing. Books will be available for sale and signing.


The Kaldor Centre thanks King & Wood Mallesons for generously hosting this event.


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.