Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in December 2015.
News organizations have a powerful role in informing the public about refugee and migrant issues. Research shows they've struggled to do so in a way that humanizes Syrian refugees.
Our national wellbeing probably peaked with Australia’s population at roughly 15 million in the 1970s, when this photo was taken in Hunters Hill, Sydney.
Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
International migrants are key contributors to the unskilled workforce.
Regional settlement of migrants benefits both new arrivals and local communities.
Increasing numbers of migrants will inevitably have an impact on Australia’s health system.
Selecting immigrants on points is likely to result in them being healthy, or at least healthy enough for them not to put much strain on our exhausted health systems.
Only one Australian suburb, Lakemba in Sydney, has a population that is more than half Muslim.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Even without immigration, new data reveals Australia’s population would continue to grow.
The latest statistics show Australia's population growth in the last decade has been significantly higher than in other developed countries.
Despite expert recommendations to adopt a population policy, Australian governments continue to resist.
Considering all the aspects of life in Australia that are affected by population, it's remarkable that the nation doesn't have a national policy on it.
What’s in the box?
From sofas, to clothes and jam, a lot of 'things' are being sent between migrants and their loved ones.
Master Mansions today. From Fourthwall Books’ ‘Master Mansions’ (2017) by Mark Lewis and Tanya Zack.
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Apartheid was to officially end in 1994. So was the fashion of wearing hats as the formalities of business, church and leisure gave way to the informality of urban equality.
Coming together in Finsbury Park.
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'We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that "we will not let you do that".'
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…
The executive government in Australia has more power than most people realise, especially when it comes to immigration.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
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.
English language tests will be used to decide Australian citizenship.
The English language test is an unfair barrier to anyone for whom English is not their mother tongue.
More needs to be done to stop racist attacks and abuse in UK classrooms.
Border control is a big election issue.
Migration from Eastern Europe spurred support for Brexit. But now migration is falling and the economy will suffer.
If you live in a rural area, you would never think Australia had too many doctors.
Australia has more doctors per population than most comparable countries, yet many living in rural and remote areas don't receive the care they need. Changing the way we train doctors will fix this.
Safe pairs of hands?
The PM will continue with her target of reducing migration to the tens of thousands, despite failing to meet it for years.
A boat full of migrants is rescued by the Italian Navy in October 2015.
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There is an assumption that migrants are pulled to Europe as a 'destination' of choice. New research shows that often isn't the case.
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.