Australian diplomat on refugee policy: ‘We are not inhumane’ | DW English


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In October this year, Australia finally got a seat on the UN Human Rights Council after years of sustained pressure over its own human rights record. Now, Alexander Downer, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, defends his country's hard line on refugees and asylum seekers; "We don't take people who try to get to Australia by paying smugglers."
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