immigration

immigration October 17, 2020

Exclusive: War on refugees moves to final phase onshore

Without warning, the government has removed all support from hundreds of refugees in community detention – denying them housing and income support.

immigration October 10, 2020

Hazara asylum seeker faces exile from his son

Mojtaba, 29, has not been able to see his Australian wife and child since visitors were banned in detention centres. He may soon be deported back to Afghanistan without the chance to say goodbye.

immigration October 3, 2020

Millionaire visa-holders exempt from border ban

As 27,000 Australians remain stranded overseas, the Home Affairs Department has moved to allow wealthy foreign investors to enter Australia without needing special permission.

asia pacific August 29, 2020

Lessons of the NZ mosque attacks

As the Australian-born terrorist who killed 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques was sentenced to life without parole this week, questions are being raised about the Australian government’s ability and willingness to monitor far-right extremism.

immigration August 22, 2020

Exclusive: 4115 assaults in immigration detention

The Commonwealth ombudsman has warned of excessive and even illegal force used in detention centres, as figures disclosed under FOI reveal assault numbers.

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.