Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced the creation of a new “super-ministry”, modelled on the UK Home Office. By the end of 2018, Australia will have a new Department of Home Affairs. This…
There is a political need for Malcolm Turnbull to enhance the position of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
While in London this week, Turnbull has the chance to hear about the operation of the British home office. The UK model would be more relevant than the US version if Australia went down this route.
Malcolm Turnbull broke out his leather jacket this week and tried to shrug off the tensions consuming his party.
As this year ebbs away, Malcolm Turnbull's hold on the leadership will become more precarious if there is no lift in those relentless Newspolls.
Peter Dutton says changes to citizenship legislation are a modernisation that would bring Australia in line with other countries.
The government has finally found an issue it can cast in terms of “national security” on which it can get a fight with Labor. Bill Shorten usually sticks leech-like to bipartisanship on anything with even…
It’s not clear how proposed extensive powers for the immigration minister strengthen the integrity of Australian citizenship.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
$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.
Both the government and the opposition will warn about terrorists exploiting cyberspace.
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
ASIO head Duncan Lewis set off a new round of debate when he told Pauline Hanson there was no link between terrorism and refugees.
In an uncertain world, we have to accept and deal with modest dangers for the sake of the wider good, which includes fulfilling the obligations of a rich and privileged country.
Malcolm Turnbull’s protector on the conservative flank of the party, Peter Dutton, is the target of a new GetUp campaign.
If Peter Dutton lost his seat it would be a major blow to the conservative wing of the Liberal Party.
Peter Dutton’s condemnation of those he terms ‘fake refugees’ is prejudicial.
The government's crackdown on so-called 'fake refugees' imposes undue stress on an already extremely vulnerable community.
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…
A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
The higher citizenship hurdles follow Tuesday’s shakeup of the visa arrangements for bringing in skilled foreign workers temporarily.
Malcolm Turnbull is continuing his pitch to assert 'Australian values' and national identity.
Peter Dutton casts himself as championing freedom of speech.
Peter Dutton has advised Alan Joyce and other business executives who have written to Malcolm Turnbull urging action on same-sex marriage to “stick to their knitting”. It’s advice some in the government…
Tony Abbott gave another jab at Malcolm Turnbull's leadership this week in a speech and in an interview on Sky.
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…
Malcolm Turnbull looked as though he was on the podium reluctantly at Monday’s press conference in Canberra.
There were several takeouts from Malcolm Turnbull's rather odd Monday news conference, which followed his Sunday telephone conversation with Donald Trump.
Peter Dutton says he would like to see criteria tightened to deny citizenship to those who have not integrated into Australia.
The most important benefit of citizenship for migrants is the sense of inclusion and acceptance into their adopted community.
Australia displays many of the hallmarks of an ‘ethnocracy’ – albeit one cloaked in the rhetoric of multiculturalism.
Australia was designed at Federation to ensure nationals of British descent would be able to create a society populated by individuals as much like themselves as possible.
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.