David Corlett
David Corlett

Dr David Corlett has worked with refugees and asylum seekers for about two decades as a case worker, researcher and advisor. He currently works as a researcher with the International Detention Coalition.

In 2003, he completed a doctoral thesis on Australia's response to asylum seekers. He is the co-author of Quarterly Essay 13: Sending Them Home – Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference (with Robert Manne), and author of Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers, which was highly commended by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission – and Stormy Weather: The challenge of climate change and displacement

His writing has also appeared in the UNSW Law Journal, the Monthly, the Age and the Canberra Times.

By the author

Quarterly Essay 13: Sending Them Home
Refugees and the new politics of indifference

In Sending Them Home, Robert Manne tells the stories of individual asylum seekers and finds in their experience the seeds of a devastating critique. Sending Them Home also contains a groundbreaking account of conditions in the offshore processing camps on Nauru.