immigration December 2, 2023
New citizenship laws being rushed through parliament will require judges to define ‘Australian values’ and ask them to impose what critics call a ‘civil death penalty’.
international relations November 4, 2023
A week into Israel’s invasion of Gaza, few hostages have been recovered, while the death toll rises and the UN warns of a humanitarian crisis.
immigration October 14, 2023
Refugees who claimed asylum during the Howard era are dying as they wait for compensation over their treatment by the Australian government.
immigration October 7, 2023
An arbitrary law against the settlement of boat arrivals means a mother and daughter face deportation, a decade after arriving, while her husband and son are made citizens.
immigration August 26, 2023
Migration is among the measures laid out in the latest intergenerational report, to help address the problems of an ageing population in an increasingly indebted country.
immigration July 29, 2023
As details emerge of Australian involvement in bribery on Nauru, a senior immigration official describes how ‘corruption was aided and abetted’ by our government.
immigration June 24, 2023
A new report from the Human Rights Commission has damned Australia’s use of hotel detention as a breach of basic standards – but it is a practice the government has no plans to abandon.
immigration January 28, 2023
In a major interview, Mark Dreyfus details his ambitions as attorney-general and the history that drives him to make an impact in the portfolio.