The editorial from The Age on 2nd September 2015 unpacks many of the issues associated with Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. This includes sending them offshore or paying for them to be deported to Cambodia. As is stated in the first paragraph:
The grotesque folly of shipping asylum seekers to gated camps in poor nations, and forcibly returning others to countries that breach human rights or do not respect international conventions on refugees, has poisoned our regional relations and embarrassed Australia internationally. It is founded on a woeful lack of integrity and heightened political expediency.