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.
Migrants from the Middle East wait outside a train station in Budapest on their way across Europe.
A green card lottery would give so-called economic migrants a legal route to Europe.
An image from the Manus Island detention centre during a hunger strike by asylum seekers in January.
AAP/Refugee Action Collective
Australia's system of offshore immigration detention operates outside of any effective state jurisdiction.
Most Asia-Pacific governments are more focused on preventing irregular movement of asylum seekers and refugees than addressing the underlying causes of such movement.
In many regional countries there are civil society organisations attempting to fill the protection gap for refugees through service provision, advocacy, or both.
The UK and France have come up with a solution to the migrant crisis – stick up another new barrier.
Minors are at risk.
Unaccompanied minors who claim asylum face a lottery where some are recognised as refugees and others have to go home when they turn 18.
Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference's decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
Julie Bishop recently claimed that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is ‘very strong and very good’.
On balance, it seems that the Australia-Indonesia relationship is more or less back to its usual setting – where “usual setting” means “fragile”.
Foreign policy occupied a surprisingly prominent and controversial place at the ALP national conference. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the most contentious topic was asylum seeker policy – an issue that invariably…
Bill Shorten took on some members of his party at Labor’s national conference on contentious policy issues – and won.
The Labor Party’s future depends on its ability to steer its vision for a more progressive Australia through the twin obstacles of public suspicion and the still-powerful party oligarchies.
ALP infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese discusses the national conference with Michelle Grattan.
Michelle Grattan speaks with infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese about the ALP national conference and then with immigration spokesman Richard Marles about boat turnbacks.
The ALP’s national conference, held in Melbourne over the weekend, was Bill Shorten’s first as Labor leader.
The Conversation’s experts respond to the ALP national conference on matters of asylum seekers, health, education, party reform and more.
Labor leader Bill Shorten addresses delegates during the final day of the ALP national conference.
Bill Shorten has emerged from the ALP's national conference looking more like an alternative prime minister than he did before.
Protesters interrupt Andrew Giles speech during the boat turnback debate.
After a fraught few days and a highly emotional debate at Labor’s national conference, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has secured the right to turn back asylum seeker boats if he becomes prime minister…
‘I do believe in a new direction for Labor’s immigration policies’: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has unveiled a package of measures to smooth the way for Labor's national conference to accept his controversial turnback policy.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten opened the 2015 ALP conference with an address.
The man in the deepest ditch on day one of Labor’s national conference was surely the party’s immigration spokesman Richard Marles. With party feeling still red hot about the plan to allow a Labor government…
This article is based on Sarah Joseph’s presentation to the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law’s 2015 conference, delivered on July 24. You can click through her presentation using Prezi below. On the…
Low personal poll ratings and the trade union royal commission have made a successful conference especially vital for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten's authority is on the line as he struggles to reverse Labor's opposition to turning back asylum seeker boats.
If it is to succeed, Labor needs to be on the front foot, pointing out the nauseating contradictions in the rhetoric around tax reform.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the ALP national conference, Bill Shorten’s announcement about asylum seeker turnbacks and Labor’s two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.