immigration

indigenous affairs August 12, 2017

Australia’s human rights disgraces

After leaving her post as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs is as forthright as ever in describing the country’s slide backwards in its social policies and treatment of the vulnerable.

immigration August 12, 2017

Driven to death on Manus Island

As the eighth asylum seeker dies in offshore processing, conditions decline further and the situation worsens for refugees.

immigration July 29, 2017

Rising tension on Manus Island

As the Manus Island detention centre is closed, refugees are under mounting pressure to resettle in an area of PNG where they are unsafe and unwanted.

europe August 5, 2017

Exporting Australia’s offshore detention policy

The Manus Island detention centre may be closing, but its legacy lives on in Europe, where leaders have looked to Australia for lessons on how to stop the boats – no matter the human cost.

immigration July 22, 2017

Dutton’s rise to Home Affairs super ministry

Acting beyond official recommendations, Malcolm Turnbull has created a super ministry for Peter Dutton – possibly to shore up his own leadership.

immigration June 24, 2017

Migrant language service budget cuts

Federal budget changes to a program that teaches new Australians language skills are, according to the Adult Migrant English Service, prioritising cost savings above social integration.

immigration June 17, 2017

The wrong kind of settlement

The decision to settle a massive case on the mistreatment of asylum seekers is more about secrecy than human rights.

immigration May 27, 2017

Peter Dutton’s asylum seeker deadline

Peter Dutton’s crackdown on ‘fake refugees’ has sparked claims that his announcement is not only prejudicial but also purely political.

immigration May 20, 2017

Migrants targeted as refugee panic founders

The government’s ‘Australians first’ rhetoric is a response to hardening community attitudes over immigration and job security.

immigration May 13, 2017

Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world

As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.

immigration May 6, 2017

Australia’s new citizenship test

The new citizenship test questions purported to gauge adherence to Australian values are flawed and ethically ambiguous.