No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they've often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
From high staff turn-overs to filling the appeals tribunal with political allies, the Home Affairs department needs to clean its mess.
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
Michelle Grattan discusses the government's new family law inquiry, and Australia being banned from the speaking list at the upcoming UN climate change summit.
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Global capitalist pressures on labour markets and the search for cheaper workers can lead to slavery.
The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.
Trump has called Venezuela a 'human tragedy' and threatened invasion while quietly deporting and denying asylum to Venezuelan refugees. His anti-socialist rhetoric may make for good midterm politics.
Canada's opposition Conservatives are borrowing from European populists in stoking fears about asylum-seekers and migrants. Here's why that's so dangerous.
Elin Ersson was accused of frightening children – but it's more likely that she inspired them.
Public opinion data on immigration show support across parties and ideologies on a key immigration issue over time.
Undocumented entries across the border are at all-time lows. The people now arriving are not Mexican workers, but a smaller number of Central American families seeking to escape dire circumstances.
A steady retreat from a distinctive British tradition of refuge has stained policy around immigration.
A culture of disbelief for asylum seekers is endemic in the British immigration system.
France’s new immigration bill exposes the flaw in fixating on numbers rather than people's lives.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Northern Ireland lacks an integration strategy for refugees.
Insincerity and short-termism rule global responses to Libyan migration.