The current influx of asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants into Western Europe presents a profound challenge to the European Union’s values, solidarity and capacity to simply manage and accommodate…
Despite the slowdown in China, Josh Frydenberg says that there are strong signs for the Australian economy.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talks to Michelle Grattan about Syria, Australia's humanitarian refugee intake, the economy, and much more.
A refugee appeals for help in Hungary.
We need more Europe in our asylum policy. We need more Union in our refugee policy," says the Commission president.
Defence Minister Kevin Andrews, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at a press conference in Canberra.
The federal government's decision to take 12,000 extra refugees from the Syrian-Iraq conflict will cost the budget A$700 million over the forward estimates.
The Abbott government’s instinct on foreign policy is to approach it through the lens of domestic politics.
The pressure the Abbott government faced over the Syrian refugee crisis hints at a broader trend. Global political dynamics are now exposing a credibility deficit in Australian foreign policy.
Australia should not wait until bodies are washed up on foreign beaches before it is spurred to action on addressing refugee flows.
Australia should not reserve its help for those fleeing conflict in distant wars. Its first duty should be to those who face death and persecution in its own region.
The lucky ones: bound for Germany.
Much of the conventional wisdom among academics over the last decade or so has focused on the convergent trends in European government policies toward both migrants and asylum seekers. Spurred on by European…
The UK will take in 20,000 refugees but how many is enough and should we be counting?
An estimated 10,000 people, including many children, attended a candlelit vigil in Sydney to show support for refugees.
Tony Abbott is wedged between the hard right in the Coalition and commentariat on the one hand, and Liberal moderates, compassionate conservatives and pragmatists on the other, as the government considers…
Tony Abbott said Australia takes more refugees on a per capita basis than any other country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Australia takes more refugees than any other through the UNHCR on a per capita basis. Is that right?
A global approach would significantly increase the burden-sharing between the refugee-hosting countries near Syria and the rest of the developed world.
The size of the refugee crisis stemming from the conflict in Syria means that no single country can deal with it alone.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees' arms – but Central Europe's problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
Tony Abbott told parliament that Australia ‘can and must do more’ for refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis.
The Abbott government is under pressure to increase its overall humanitarian refugee intake, as Labor declared Australia should offer a one-off additional 10,000 places for refugees.
Germany is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Europe has long struggled to share the burden fairly and now the situation is at breaking point.
Outside the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary.
It's not just calling refugees "migrants" that dehumanises them – it's talking about them as if they're numbers.
Saying it at last.
In just a few weeks, the people of Europe have been galvanised into supporting the refugees dying to reach their shores.
Newspapers report the death of Aylan Kurdi.
A devastating picture of a drowned boy has touched viewers and political leaders alike – and could be a turning point in Europe's spiralling refugee crisis.
The scene at Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest's main train station has been reopened to refugees – but Hungary's hateful politics of fear are only getting harsher.
A Senate committee report has revealed damning allegations of abuse in the offshore processing centre on Nauru.
Offshore detention facilities exist precisely to allow Australia to do things abroad that it could not do at home.
Europe always prefers to overlook its colonial past – but now it's becoming unavoidable.