Searching for Safety: Australia’s Detention Camps

The rising numbers of refugee boats arriving in Australia between 1999 and 2001, approximately 9500 unauthorized boats, had begun worrying the Australian government. Tasked with addressing these concerns, the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers published a report containing short, medium and long-term solutions. The short-term solutions included establishing offshore processing “facilities” on two islands, the Republic of [...]

Trump, DACA & The Art of the Deal

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an Obama-era initiative that grants recipients legal working rights and protection from deportation to eligible illegal immigrants. Only those who were brought to the US as children, have resided in the US since 2007, finished or are in school/armed forces and have no significant criminal record [...]

Why Secularism Should Be Interventionist

Some authors, such as Mayanthi Fernando, believe that there are two types of secularism: classical and new. I am mainly concerned with how these authors define the former. They say that it is “non-interventionist” or, at least, they contrast it with the latter which is “interventionist”. This is a view that I completely disagree with. [...]