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In conversation: Alex Oliver on Australia's consular conundrum

In this video, the Lowy Institute's Alex Oliver discusses her new paper on Australia's 'consular conundrum' with Interpreter editor Sam Roggeveen. Alex highlights the growth in demand for consular assistance (0:30), outlines what can be expected of consular staff (1:22), and discusses the growing expectations on Australian politicians to publicly intervene in consular cases (2:04).  It concludes with Alex's recommendation on how Australia's consular services could be better funded, including the imposition of a small consular levy on new passports or airline tickets  (3:30).

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