A visualisation of a Refuge City street scene.
Richard Weller/Julian Bolleter
By adapting the charter city model to create a new city on the northern coast, Australia could be the world’s great 21st-century refuge.
Garbage piled up in the opposition-held city of Afrin, Syria, in March 2018.
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Women fleeing asylum face unique obstacles.
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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.
Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Because of its geography, the UK must put an end to uncertainty over asylum policy after Brexit.
Border Force on patrol in Dover harbour.
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It's time to tell the truth about immigration.
One of 2018’s unforgettable images: Maria Meza and her twin daughters sprint from tear gas lobbed at the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Nov. 25, 2018.
Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon
The migrant caravan was one of the biggest international stories of 2018, a roving human drama that laid bare Central America's pain for all the world to see.
A family from the Central American migrant caravan at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana.
Donald Trump portrays migrants as a foreign problem 'dumped' on America's doorstep. That view ignores the global forces that bind nations together, including trade, climate change and colonization.
Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek told The Conversation the ALP wants voters to see the party as "responsible and progressive".
In a counter attack against the Coalition, which is running hard on the ALP being soft on borders, Shorten accused the government of “telling lies about Labor” and thereby “doing the dirty work of the people smugglers.”
He said the $500 million would directly improve orderly regional processing and resettlement in the region and countries closer to where refugees originally come from.
The area of greater uncertainty under Labor is a very different one –
that is, how much of the unions’ agenda a Shorten government would be willing to embrace.
In the lead up to next week's ALP national conference, which Shorten
needs to run smoothly, the government has been trying to exploit what
it sees as a Labor weak point – border protection.
Albanese predicts next week’s ALP national conference will be “very.
constructive”, dismissing concerns about divisions over boat
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
Detail from Alex Seton’s A Durable Solution? - a series of memorial plaques naming the 12 men who have died under our ‘care’.
Sullivan & Strumpf
Alex Seton's sculpture A Durable Solution? dominates the protest exhibition at the forthcoming ALP national conference. He has also created an official memorial to Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Syrian refugees in Haouch El Nabi in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
A young girl protesting at a rally to bring refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia.
The refugee and migration compacts are not perfect, but they offer the chance for countries to do better by people on the move, and should be joined.
In this Nov. 25, 2018 photo, a Honduran migrant converses with U.S border agents on the other side of razor wire after they fired tear gas at migrants pressuring to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
The Donald Trump administration is repelling asylum-seekers by any means necessary, treating them as invaders and using military rhetoric to demonize them. It's time for reality to prevail.
Still the centre?
Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The 'centre' has long been chasing the right on immigration politics.
Members of the Central American migrant ‘caravan’ at the Mexican border city of Tijuana.
The number of countries withdrawing seems to be growing by the day.
For Scott Morrison, the final sitting fortnight has been excruciating.
As both sides played the tactics, a remarkable thing happened in the House of Representatives. Behaviour improved 100%, with
none of the usual screaming and exchanges of insults.
A frame from a comic by the organisation PositivesNegatives.
Copyright: Positive Negatives, illustration by Gabi Froden
A series of recent comics are trying to shift the narrative about refugees.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.