The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
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.
The government says its position has always been that none of those on Manus Island and Nauru would ever be allowed to come here.
The fracas between the United Nations high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) and the government over whether Australia agreed to settle a handful of the Manus Island/Nauru boat people with family here…
On ABC TV’s The Drum on Monday, author Antony Loewenstein called for a sports boycott of Australia. Loewenstein’s argument was that such a move from other countries could force a change in approach to…
Filippo Grandi urged an immediate end to Australia’s offshore processing of refugees.
The UNHCR has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here.
$70 million is tiny sum in the scheme of the federal government’s expenditure to manage asylum seekers who arrive by sea.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
Peter Dutton is a former policeman, which is just one reason why he should be held to the highest standards of accuracy in making a claim.
Peter Dutton has put his credibility in the frame by sticking to his claim about the role of an incident involving a young boy in triggering the Manus Island disturbance that saw Papua New Guinea defence…
Peter Dutton predicted the first offshore refugees would move to the US in the next couple of months.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s explicit linking of the arrangements to send Australia’s offshore refugees to the US and to accept some from Costa Rica presents not just an immediate credibility problem…
Australia must think differently about its relationship with the US under Donald Trump.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
Malcolm Turnbull responded to the Washington Post story at a glass factory in Melbourne’s south on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the deal he struck for the US to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
A Washington Post report said Donald Trump had abruptly ended a phone call with Malcolm Turnbull.
The US embassy in Canberra has been forced to reaffirm that Donald Trump's undertaking to honour the refugee deal stands.
Donald Trump’s justification for a temporary ban on refugees is to improve US security measures.
The US resettlement program has long had strong bipartisan support. It is also critical to global resettlement efforts: the US takes in by far the most resettled refugees of any country.
Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Malcolm Turnbull.
Donald Trump has told Malcolm Turnbull he will honour the deal the Australian government did with the Obama administration to take refugees who are being held offshore.
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.
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.
Labor MP Kate Ellis, speaking on Q&A.
After Australia announced a refugee deal with the US, Labor's Kate Ellis told Q&A that millions of dollars were spent on an earlier deal with Cambodia, yet very few lives were changed. Is that right?
Nick Xenophon won’t come to a final decision on the government’s refugee bill until he’s had further discussions with the government.
Nick Xenophon has told constituents he is still considering how to vote on the government's bill for a lifetime ban on visiting Australia for anyone sent to Nauru or Manus Island after mid-2013.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been very clear the US arrangement is a one-off deal.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
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.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
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.
Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton speak to officials during a tour of the Australian Maritime Border Command centre in Canberra on Sunday.
At long last – a serious deal is in place for the resettlement of refugees from Nauru and Manus. But the details are very sketchy, and the implementation and monitoring will be vital. There is no timeline…