Australian lawyer questions legality of phosphate imports from Western Sahara


The Australian Institute of International Affairs hosted an event on Wednesday 5th October in Melbourne on the issue of Western Sahara under the title: Western Sahara and its Phosphate Rock: is Australia in a Hard Place?

The speakers during the event were the Saharawi representative to Australia Mr Kamal Fadel and Mr Tim Robertson SC, who is a senior barrister and civil libertarian with a very broad practice including international law.

AUDIO TRANSCRIPT of the meeting – at this link scroll to the meeting dated 18/10/2011 titled  ‘Western Sahara and its phosphate rock: is Australia in a hard place?’

READ A SUMMARY of the presentations by the two speakers