Bernard Keane writes in Crikey that in the wake of the demolition of the Government’s “Maylasia Solution”,
We’re left with the policy problems of how many asylum seekers Australia should take, and how we can stop lives being placed at risk.
The point of the Malaysian deal — a deal seemingly more criticised than properly understood — was to try to address both at the same time. When all the cheering has stopped, we still need to address those issues. And doing nothing, warehousing people on Nauru before inevitably allowing them to come to Australia or only giving them Temporary Protection Visas, aren’t any more solutions than what’s left of the Malaysian deal now that the High Court has ripped it apart.