The government has been backed into the political corner by this week’s release of the Houston report into asylum seekers. The Coalition appear to be the winners of this turn of events of an issue that has become highly polticised since 2001.
Doctor Paul Strangio from Monash University argues that the added mix of issues of xenophobia and border protection has led to asylum seekers becoming such a vexed topic. He gives Tim Brunero his insights into the political fallout of the Houston report.
Producer: Bill Walter