Geography matters. Whether countries are rich or poor or safe or vulnerable still has more to do with physical geography than we usually acknowledge. Even in age that is routinely described as “global…
The move by PNG's Supreme Court to strike down the continued detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island carries danger for both the government and Labor.
Malcolm Turnbull says ‘we cannot be misty-eyed’ on border protection.
It is a shocking truth that, for the most part, the politicians are leaving their humanity at home as they debate the future of the men on Manus Island.
There are no real alternatives for resettling the refugees on Manus Island elsewhere in the region.
The Australian government must face the uncomfortable truth that it is no longer possible to process or detain asylum seekers and refugees in other countries in our region.
Malcolm Turnbull greeting builders a site near Brisbane on Wednesday, where he launched a pilot scheme to get more women into construction.
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The detention of people transferred from Australia has no valid basis in PNG law.
A PNG Supreme Court judgment is likely to have profound implications for Australia’s offshore processing regime in that country.
Offshore detention centres cannot provide quality health care.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
Peter Dutton said Australia was not a party to the case and the finding did not alter its border protection policies.
The Australian government says it will not allow any asylum seekers on Manus Island to come here, after PNG's Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to detain them there.
Caught in a nightmare.
Britain is not taking its fair share of child asylum seekers.
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MPs are considering a change to a policy that bans asylum seekers from working for 12 months.
The adjustment in Australia’s defence spending to 1.9% to 2% of GDP is reasonable.
The stakes around Australia's defence appear higher and the urgency greater than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
Clashes over the building of a mosque in Bendigo are a reminder of how easily strong public feelings about immigration can be exploited.
Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
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Migrants stuck at the Greece-Macedonia border.
Reforms to where in Europe people in need of protection can claim asylum do not go far enough.
Since Operation Sovereign Borders began in September 2013, the flow of asylum boats to Australia has all but ceased.
Australia's policy to stop the flow of asylum seeker boats to its shores has increased the number of refugees stranded in Indonesia.
A Trump presidency may be the right time for Australia to distance itself from the US.
It is impossible to know for sure what a Trump presidency would be like. But there are sensible reasons to suspect it could be disastrous – not only for the US but also for Australia.
Despite its limitations, the Bali Process is the main game in town when it comes to dealing with forced migration in the Asia-Pacific.
There is every sign the underlying causes of forced migration – war, repression, ethnic conflict, climate change displacement and rampant human trafficking – will continue.
Egyptian refugees fleeing Libya with the help of the US Air Force.
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Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Many asylum seekers need the safety net of complementary protection to save them from torture or persecution.
If passed, a new migration bill could mean that a person at risk of torture from the Syrian government would have to prove that they could not have gone to a part of Syria controlled by Islamic State.
Deported as soon as they become legal adults, young refugees wander the globe in search of safety.