Unauthorised immigration arrival by boat was the topic of PhD student Jake Davies, in College 2022-22, on Monday 16 October. During this seminar Jakes presented his research findings from a comparative study that reviewed the Fraser Government years to the present. He has worked from relevant archives and current policies of successive Australian governments and the UNHCR, and assessed the “diplomatic overtures” to Australia’s relatively harsher methods of handling illegal arrivals by boat after 1999. Like all the Graduate House Seminars this presentation caused lively debate amongst students from many different parts of the world. A truly international gathering.