immigration

immigration June 20, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on asylum seekers

The precarious situation of asylum seekers in Australia has been heightened by Covid-19, as they struggle to find work, keep their children in school and put food on the table with little to no support from the government.

immigration June 13, 2020

The last refugee family on Nauru

Having endured seven years on Nauru, Salah and his son Mustafa are the last refugee family remaining on the island, after their US resettlement applications were rejected.

immigration May 30, 2020

Temporary visa holders at risk

For women living in Australia on temporary visas, the Covid-19 lockdown has placed them at greater risk of domestic violence and coercive control.

immigration May 16, 2020

We feed you

While the Covid-19 lockdown has affected us all, none have been as profoundly impacted as the migrant workers living in Australia with few protections – if any at all. Illustrations by Tia Kass.

immigration April 4, 2020

New fears for asylum seekers in PNG and Nauru

In the wake of Covid-19, the US refugee resettlement program has been suspended and advocates have serious fears for those stuck in offshore detention in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

immigration February 15, 2020

Government stalling on Howard refugee compo

For nearly a decade, Payam Saadat has fought for compensation over the trauma he endured in immigration detention. More than 60 other cases rely on the result of his trial.

immigration February 8, 2020

Universities and the China ban

A taskforce that was set up to deal with the effects of the bushfire crisis on overseas student numbers is now examining the fallout from the coronavirus breakout – with repercussions predicted far beyond the university sector.

immigration November 9, 2019

Risking life in PNG limbo

Ahead of a senate vote that could repeal the medevac legislation, the fate of more than 200 asylum seekers in Port Moresby hangs in the balance.

immigration September 28, 2019

Peter Dutton’s latest citizenship move

Legal experts warn that the government’s latest attempt to strip citizenship from dual nationals may cause more problems than it resolves.

immigration September 7, 2019

The truth about self-harm in offshore detention

Peter Dutton’s claims that medevac laws have resulted in a dramatic increase in self-harm on Manus and Nauru only highlight the government’s insensitivity and ignorance when dealing with asylum seekers.

immigration July 27, 2019

Visiting Manus Island

For the author and Greens senator, a recent return visit to Manus Island confirmed that conditions have worsened in an already unspeakably cruel environment.