The government has decided to stop the boats carrying asylum seekers to Australia. There are protests, news articles and everyone has an opinion.

How do we classify these people who are coming across the oceans to come to Australia? How do we frame our response: is this a safety issue, a matter of border control or a humanitarian response? There are passionate arguments on both sides of the discussion.

Come along to hear this balanced conversation with panellists who come with different experiences with this topic.

Panellists:

Katie Wrigley is the Principal Solicitor at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) a not for profit, community legal centre that provides free legal advice and assistance to people seeking refugee status in Australia.

Ross Cameron represented the seat of Parramatta as Liberal Federal MP for three terms during the Howard era, serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Hon Peter Costello.

Greg Lake is a public speaker, blogger/author, consultant and public policy commentator. Greg worked for the Department of Immigration managing Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs)

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