18 Aug 2016

National summit called for on asylum seeker issue

From , 3:03 pm on 18 August 2016

The announcement about the closure of the Manus Island detention centre came as hundreds of Australian academics called for a national summit on their country's asylum seeker policies.

Swinburne University Human Rights Professor Linda Briskman says the announcement could indicate some cracks in Australia's policy of offshore processing.

But she told Jo O'Brien she's worried about what will happen to those in the centre when it closes