A Productivity Commission report has called for more effective regulation to minimise the exploitation faced by temporary migrant workers.
The Malta summit between the EU and Africa solves the symptoms of migration but fails to tackle the causes.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Shanthi Robertson and Ien Ang about the role migrants, refugees and the border will play in Australia during the Asian century.
A €1.8bn trust fund is on offer if only African countries will take the problem away.
Most evidence shows that climate change is caused by humans and immigration is good for the economy. So why do many of us reject these notions anyway?
Why are some southern right whale populations not recovering as fast as we hoped? The answer may be in their migrations.
The influence of British immigrants to the United States shows us that migrants have long been city-makers.
Much of what we know about these elusive eels' life cycle has been based on circumstantial evidence. Now for the first time, scientists tracked an adult eel to its distant spawning ground.
Governments that want to get people 'off welfare and into work' should consider offering them the same employment support granted to other unemployed people.
Although Africa is familiar with large-scale refugee crises, it is uncommon for it to host people seeking protection from outside the continent, as is the case with thousands of Yemeni refugees.
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Refugees are still flocking to Lesvos in their thousands – and as long as the water offers more hope than the land, people will continue to die.
Viewing human migration through the lens of natural history makes one thing clear: society needs to prepare for more migrations of people and the species we depend on.
By focusing on people traffickers, leaders are spinning a dangerous narrative about this crisis.
The European obsession with labeling people either economic migrants or refugees hampers understanding of the problems they face. Adding the role remittances play to the debate would help.
Why are African baobab trees found in India? Genetic research is starting to shed light on the answer.
Nobody is doing a great job, but three countries say they have no part to play in the refugee crisis.
The First Fleet had three layovers on its voyage to Australia – one was Rio de Janeiro. As Australia and Brazil celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations, it's worth remembering this encounter.
How asylum seekers became political pawns in Germany's foreign policy agenda.
The discourse about who is and isn't welcome is taking on a disturbing new tone.