US-Mexico border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, Calif.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
A scholar documented the risks a migrant faced after deportation, including his becoming involved in smuggling people across the border.
The leaked transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull highlights the failure of Australia’s deal with the US to take refugees.
Transcripts of a conversation between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull reveal Australia's refugee swap deal with the US may come to nothing.
Suspected pirates surrender to a multinational naval force in 2009.
Reuters/Jason R. Zalasky/U.S. Navy
Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It's therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all.
A Moroccan migrant rescued off the coast of Spain in September 2016.
A. Carrasco Ragel/EPA
A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papa New Guinea, one of Australia’s two offshore immigration detention facilities.
AAP Image/Eoin Blackwell
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 Red Cross rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
Italian Red Cross/Yara Nardi/HAN
Smugglers who transport migrants and refugees into the EU are both heroes and villains.
The adjustment in Australia’s defence spending to 1.9% to 2% of GDP is reasonable.
The stakes around Australia's defence appear higher and the urgency greater than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
Amnesty International alleges breaches of law on transnational organised crime and human rights grounds in relation to Australia’s anti-people smuggling activities.
Amnesty International believes its evidence shows that Australia organised or directed the crew of an asylum seeker boat to commit the crime of people smuggling into Indonesia.
Indonesia’s capacity to help Rohingya and other asylum seekers is finite and already stretched.
Allegations that people smugglers were paid by Australian officials to return to Indonesia should not distract from the search to find a workable solution to the region's asylum seeker problem.
Julie Bishop: ‘The best way for Indonesia to resolve any concerns it has about Operation Sovereign Borders is for Indonesia to enforce sovereignty over its borders’.
The government has admitted that it will do whatever it takes to keep the boats stopped and, it seems, if that takes slapping the Indonesians around a bit, it doesn’t seem too concerned. As senior Indonesian…
Tony Abbott highlighted the importance of Indonesia knowing that the Australian government is ‘absolutely resolute’ on stopping the boats.
The government goes into the parliamentary session’s final fortnight on the back foot over two highly contentious issues: its citizenship legislation and Indonesia’s demand to know whether Australia paid…
A crew of people smugglers have alleged that an Australian official paid them to return a boatload of asylum seekers to Indonesia.
If Australian officials did pay off people smugglers, has the government effectively joined the people smuggling trade? Has it broken any laws?
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar travelled in this fishing boat to Sumatra, Indonesia, with officials announcing some 2000 people were rounded up or rescued after arriving in Malaysia and Indonesia over the weekend.
Australia may have 'stopped the boats' but the tragedy of people drowning at sea continues to our north and is getting worse. A regional solution to the refugee crisis is urgently needed.
Migrants are a good investment for a well-governed nation like Australia.
Immigration policy is too focused on quotas, when a market solution that could benefit the country is readily available.
The ABC’s Four Corners program investigated the people smugglers allegedly behind this asylum seeker boat, which sank off the coast of Java in September this year.
Last night, the ABC’s Four Corners program fed us with yet another 50 minutes worth of emotional, heartbreaking and harrowing testimonies of traumatised survivors of yet another human smuggling tragedy…
Indonesian military officers have been caught up in people smuggling rings, but what actually happens to the kingpins of these operations?
Against widely held opinion in Australia that Indonesia is not doing anything to stop people smugglers from shipping asylum seekers to Australia, Indonesia has, in fact, stepped up its activities to curb…
Opposition leader Tony Abbott and immigration spokesman Scott Morrison hope Australian voters prefer their policy.
Just when you thought being “tough on borders” couldn’t get any more serious, along comes the Coalition’s Operation Sovereign Borders. It’s got all the right elements of a plan: it’s an operation (with…
Do people smugglers actually have a business model that can be broken?
The people smugglers business model is phrase that has entered the Australian political lexicon if only through sheer repetition. It has barely left the lips of prime minister Kevin Rudd or immigration…
Will Kevin Rudd’s PNG plan be the ‘silver bullet’ to end the people smuggling trade, allegedly practised by the likes of Afghan national Sayed Abbas?
The empirical test of the Australian government’s refugee resettlement agreement with Papua New Guinea will be whether there…