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The Vision of Alochonaa

    Alochonaa – a Bengali word referring to Dialogue in English  is a cross-cultural, cross racial and cross civilisational platform for  sharing  insightful thoughts about  personal, social and political lives.  We are a non partisan, non governmental and non religious platform seeking to promote debate across a […]

Australia’s Border Protection Policies: Putting Forward Some Alternatives

Debates about refugee intakes, illegal immigrants, asylum seekers, and immigration more generally often lack precise alternatives that deal with this complicated problem. In this article Simon Katterl takes a look at the current dilemma of offshore processing and advocates the logical alternative, showing how onshore processing should be more transparent, cheaper, easier on refugees and connected to regional processing agreements.