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It’s only a few weeks since a maritime refugee disaster occurred off our coast. While the aftermath has largely slipped off the radar of mainstream awareness – the question of developing humane asylum seeker policy remains untouched.

Jack Smit of SafeCom is one of the most relentless and compassionate commentator/lobbyists I have come across for monitoring and challenging the political discourse.

What’s been going on since SIEV-221 foundered on the rocks of Christmas Island? Check out The SIEV-221 drama: lessons from a disaster.