Ello all. Today's exchange is a bit short and a bit late due to some Internet troubles. Here we go:

“Threatening refugee seekers with the inability to settle in Australia does not constitute a strong or effective deterrence mechanism. At the time they embark in their journey refugees’ main focus is not on the logistics of resettlement, but on being able to leave behind the extreme conditions they face.”

  • And lastly, no wonder the costs of mobile broadband are so high in Australia. We have one of the highest take up rates. Now if only we were assured of the best internet infrastructure money could buy… From The Economist: