Has the ‘Pacific Solution’ solved anything in Australia?

This article was published by Al Jazeera English on April 3, 2014.

Over the past decade Australian politicians have used asylum seekers for political gains.
The death of a young Iranian asylum seeker killed in February inside an immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island is currently under investigation locally and in Australia. Reza Barati, 23, had been held on Manus Island since August 2013 as a direct result of the Australian government’s “Pacific Solution” policy, first implemented in 2001.

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