Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) states:
(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Both the Labor and Liberal governments of Australia seem to be acting or have acted in defiance to this section of the Declaration which their predecessors agreed upon. Coming here by boat does not, and should not be considered to, constitute crime or an act contrary to the principles of the UN.
Perhaps Australians should demand a plebiscite to see if we agree with our government seemingly arbitrarily pulling us out of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?