In Australia, the notion that asylum seekers are 'queue jumpers' is common. Is there a queue, and why do people come to Australia by boat?

Understanding the international legal obligations that Australia has to refugees and asylum seekers is crucial when it comes to separating myths from facts in contemporary Australian debates. In this series Professor Jane McAdam goes behind the headlines, defines the terms, explains the facts and provides thought leadership on this critical issue.

The Thought Leaders Playlist contains 10 videos which are designed to go behind the headlines, explain the facts and provide expert leadership on critical and very current issues. The series includes Professor George Williams, one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers and public commentators, Professor Jane McAdam, an expert in International refugee law, and Professor Megan Davis, a UN expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous peoples.Topics covered in this video series include Australia's treatment of refugees, our Anti-terror laws and Indigenous constitutional recognition.

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