The policies Australia are following are against International Law, and they are the same policies being used around the globe by Imperialist powers. People are leaving their own countries because of Imperialist agenda to take over control and exploit their resources by instigating proxy wars. Refugees can be used by Imperialists to make countries do as they are told. If you flood a country with refugees u could bring it to it’s knees economically, socially and cause chaos. And there is a moral imperative to treat human beings in a decent way or we will all become complicit in becoming a Fascist society.
Democracy is under threat because it is based on the principles of the rule of law.