Title

If it ain't broke: an evaluation of the Australian asylum program under Rudd and Gillard

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Herold, N, Kortt, MA & Dollery, B in press, 'If it ain't broke: an evaluation of the Australian asylum program under Rudd and Gillard', Economic Papers.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1759-3441.12147

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This paper examines the evolution of asylum policy under the Rudd/Gillard/ Rudd governments between 2008 and 2013 and evaluates its impact on irreg- ular maritime arrivals and deaths at sea. In addition to providing an account of asylum policy during this political epoch – and the dramatic rise in irregu- lar maritime arrivals and deaths at seas – we also evaluate these policies in an effort to distil some broader public policy implications.