immigration

immigration May 5, 2018

Inside the ‘just add people’ dogma

Successive governments have maintained high levels of immigration to stoke the economy. The argument against this is growing, bringing together odd bedfellows.

immigration April 14, 2018

Asylum seekers’ benefits cut by Home Affairs

A Kurdish widower and father of three young girls, Sadoullah Malakooti doesn’t know how he will afford food after his income support was cut by Peter Dutton. Some argue the policy is there to starve out asylum seekers.

south and central asia April 7, 2018

The plight of Rohingya women

As the minority Rohingya people flee persecution in Myanmar, none face greater hardship and suffering than Rohingya women.

immigration April 14, 2018

Electoral margins behind Dutton’s South Africans

The campaign led by Coalition MPs for special visas for white South African farmers is designed to shore up votes in WA and Queensland.

immigration March 31, 2018

Dutton uses visas as second criminal sentence

A South Sudanese man who grew up in Australia awaits deportation from Christmas Island, as Peter Dutton uses ministerial powers to punish refugee members of ‘Apex’.

immigration March 24, 2018

Behind Dutton’s ‘white farmers’ untruths

Aided by enthusiasm in the Murdoch press, Peter Dutton’s concern for white South African farmers shows a minister detached from facts.

immigration March 17, 2018

Trapped in Nauru

Faisal’s life in Myanmar was destroyed by violence and persecution. Now the Rohingya asylum seeker is in limbo.

immigration March 3, 2018

Trust me: Pezzullo’s mega powers

Michael Pezzullo wants to embed his Department of Home Affairs into every part of Australian life. He insists there’s no cause for concern.

immigration February 24, 2018

Joyce gone, but Coalition still a mess

Embarrassing gaffes, recalcitrance, infighting and Joyce’s resignation – the hits just keep on coming for the Coalition.

religion February 17, 2018

Inside Protect Victoria

While Protect Victoria promotes itself as a non-political and non-racist group, its biased portrayal of crime is increasing fear and making it a recruitment hub for far-right radicals.

immigration February 3, 2018

Skills recognition for refugees

For skilled professionals forced to flee countries such as Syria, the challenges they face getting their qualifications certified in Australia harm the wider community as much as they harm them.