Daniel M Ernst
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
Many people detained on Nauru and Manus Island have suffered excruciating despair and hopelessness.
There must be genuine efforts to ensure transition from uncertainty to permanent status for refugees currently detained offshore as soon as possible.
A refugee family, recently arrived in Glasgow.
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It could save the British government up to £173.6m in savings in asylum support.
Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Read between the lines. I am deliberately adding fuel to the anti-immigration, anti-refugee “movement”. How else can you interpret Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s recent sustained…
A fired-up Peter Dutton accused Bill Shorten of trying to bully and demonise him.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, under fire for criticising Malcolm Fraser's refugee policy, has sought to defend himself.
The determination to avoid appearing ‘soft’ on asylum seekers continues to undermine Australia’s humanitarian credentials.
Peter Dutton's allegations and their impacts will again demonstrate the zero-sum nature of political gamesmanship over refugees.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been very clear the US arrangement is a one-off deal.
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The Australian government's refugee deal with the US is the first positive news in three years for asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban on October 30.
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The Federal Government's proposal to permanently ban asylum seekers and refugees who come to Australia by boat is in direct contravention of the Refugee Convention.
The agreement would not extend to anyone who arrives in the future, or to those asylum seekers who have not been judged to be refugees.
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The federal government has finally unveiled its agreement for the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papa New Guinea, one of Australia’s two offshore immigration detention facilities.
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Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.
A March 21, 2014 photograph of asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre.
The government's message to asylum seekers is already clear: you are not welcome, and you will not be resettled in Australia. Surely that message does not need to be any harsher.
Malcolm Turnbull sounded shrill when, with Peter Dutton, he announced new legislation on Sunday.
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The only way the Turnbull government’s announcement of its latest move against boat people makes sense is if it is the belt-and-braces part of a wider plan to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island…
A relative of asylum seekers being held on Nauru cries at a press conference to launch an Amnesty International report.
It has been the absolutism embedded in Australian immigration culture of control that helps explain our hardline policy history on asylum seekers.
Through reframing issues, strong leaders can adopt and promote strongly humanitarian policies toward issues such as refugees.
In a globalised world, the credibility of the birthright lottery as grounds for excluding people from protection may be diminishing.
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Children’s access to education in Nauru has declined following the acknowledgement of their refugee status.
An implementation gap means Australian courts cannot directly enforce children's rights as protected in international law.
Q&A panellists discussed migration and refugees, but struggled to agree on what the numbers show.
On Q&A, panellists duelled over the numbers of migrants Australia takes a year. Is it 200,000 or 800,000? How many permanent and how many temporary? Let's check the facts.
Within weeks of the ‘Children Overboard’ claims, the Howard government enforced a media blackout of sorts on asylum seekers.
How do the media management strategies devised in haste 15 years ago affect how asylum seekers are portrayed today?
Antonio Guterres at a refugee camp near Erbil in northern Iraq.
As the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres could promote a more unified approach to helping the displaced.
A mural in Toxteth, Liverpool, a key historic area for immigration in the city.
Uncertainty and injustice have become the staple diet of the British asylum system.