immigration

immigration November 10, 2018

Future of kids on Nauru still unknown

The government’s pledge to get children off Nauru only highlights that there remains no permanent solution for asylum seekers detained offshore.

immigration November 3, 2018

Detained South Sudanese future unclear

The fate of a group of South Sudanese men awaiting deportation from detention on Christmas Island is unknown, after the closure of the island’s detention centre.

asia pacific October 27, 2018

Asylum seekers homeless in Indonesia

With few people-smuggling boats in operation, asylum seekers in Indonesia now face living on the streets as detention centres close their doors following Australia’s funding cuts, in what appears to be the latest deterrence strategy.

immigration November 3, 2018

How Murdoch got the kids off Nauru

Behind the snap decision to remove all asylum-seeker children from Nauru was a carefully orchestrated campaign to harness the power of the News Corp tabloids.

immigration October 20, 2018

Doctors demand medivac of Nauru children

After weeks of lobbying in Canberra, a leading paediatrician fears Australia’s toxic refugee politics will strand children on Nauru in a dire medical emergency.

immigration August 25, 2018

Failing children held on Nauru

The lives of children detained on Nauru are hanging in the balance due to traumatic withdrawal syndrome, while the government fights in court to prevent them receiving medical care.

immigration August 18, 2018

Rohingya intake

Following a visit to crowded camps of displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh, Coalition and Labor MPs have suggested a special intake of refugees, similar to the deal for 12,000 Syrians and Iraqis, could receive bipartisan support.

immigration August 11, 2018

Who is making money out of racism?

In a final interview as race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane condemns politicians and media organisations for profiting from racism, and warns it will get worse. Mike Seccombe reports.

immigration August 11, 2018

Sleeping Giants fuel Sky News backlash

As the backlash set in after Sky News’s interview with Blair Cottrell, one activist group turned its sights to the channel’s corporate sponsors.

religion August 4, 2018

The politics of racism

The government’s rhetoric on race takes it into territory that is uglier and more targeted than even John Howard’s campaigns.

immigration July 14, 2018

‘I am Imran’

When the author was offered settlement in the US, he felt as if he held the full moon in his hands. After more than four years on Manus Island, he is now living in Chicago, and feels he is home.