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What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake?

Briskey, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-3415-517X (2015) What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake? The Conversation, November 17, 2015 .

Abstract

The dust had barely settled on the atrocious attacks in Paris when the spectre of terrorists hiding among the refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria was raised. The attacks have caused some to question Australia’s one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees.

NSW Nationals MP Andrew Fraser called on Australia to “close our borders” in the interests of national security. Other former political figures have been sounding the clarion call of the dire consequences of Australia accepting these refugees.

The idea that there are “hidden terrorists” among the refugee intake is being raised due to the likelihood that at least one of the Paris attackers had arrived in France via a refugee channel from Greece. So, is it possible that Australia is about to be infiltrated by Islamic State-inspired militants among the refugees we are offering sanctuary to?

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
Copyright: © 2015 The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Publisher's Website: https://theconversation.com/what-do-the-paris-atta...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62501
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