Immigration Minister Peter Dutton hopes that pressure from his political allies will see him resume a seat on cabinet’s national security committee.
The push to try to get Immigration Minister Peter Dutton onto Cabinet's national security committee (NSC) can be seen, apart from anything else, as something of a power play by the Liberal right.
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging.
It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after an international conference on Syria, in Vienna, from which Australia was excluded.
Australia – despite its major military commitment fighting Islamic State – was excluded from the Vienna weekend talks seeking a peace path for Syria because of an objection by Russia.
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium
Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
Refugees arrive in Germany.
Today's refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?
Getting by in Baddawi camp.
Baddawi camp has been host to Palestinian refugees for years. Now Syrians fleeing their homeland are joining them, how is everyone coping?
To many Americans, it feels as if the world is becoming a more violent place. Besieged nightly with video of conflicts across the Afghanistan, Nigeria, the Middle East and Ukraine, it would be easy to…
The Pole who would be king…Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
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When they vote October 25 in parliamentary elections, Poles will be taking a dangerous step into the unknown, and the rest of Europe may not be far behind.
Throw in the thrones and you’ve got an offer.
Turkey is to take in more refugees in exchange for relaxed visa rules – but what's the real cost?
Arriving in Lesbos, Greece from Syria.
Afghan, Syrian and Eritrean refugees keep arriving on Europe’s shores, reputedly at an increasing rate. They attempt to traverse the Mediterranean by land and sea, presumably hastened by Putin’s bombing…
Japan’s “internet cafe refugees”.
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A satirical manga cartoon of a Syrian refugee child has had the internet up in arms – but there's plenty more tone-deafness where that came from.
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement.
Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.
East meets West: refugees cross from Turkey into Greece.
The refugee crisis that just arrived in Europe has been affecting Turkey for more than four years.
Saving Syria’s future: plans and funding are being drawn up to educate Syrian refugees.
Syria needs its children to build a better future, but hundreds of thousands are being deprived of an education.
Viktor Orbán says Muslim refugees are a threat to his Christian country.
In his hostility towards refugees, Hungary's prime minister has forgotten that nearly 2,000 years ago, Syrians lived on the land that now makes up his country.
Migrants and refugees are placed under constant scrutiny once they arrive in the EU. But what happens to those who don't survive the journey is a different story.
A damaged church in Maaloula, a Christian town in Syria.
There's an understandable impulse to treat all refugees the same regardless of religious identity. But is that actually helpful?
Refugees collect water as they wait to be registered at a centre in Presevo, Serbia.
Too long stigmatised as Europe's outsiders, the people of Serbia are seizing an opportunity to change their country's image.
Friendly relations: refugees and the Croatian police.
Locals are reminded of their own experiences when they see refugees heading into their country.
Having none of it: the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.
The Gulf's most powerful state has been catching flack for its policy on Syrian refugees (or lack of same). What chance is there of a change?