Filippo Grandi urged an immediate end to Australia’s offshore processing of refugees.
The UNHCR has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces the new Home Affairs office, a major political win for Peter Dutton.
If the home affairs office is as unwieldy as its US counterpart, we might be about to take one step forward and two steps back.
Peter Dutton is working on the assumption that same-sex marriage will be dealt with in this parliamentary term.
Cabinet minister Peter Dutton has strongly renewed his push to have same-sex marriage settled this term via a postal vote on the issue.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the minister in charge of the new ‘super-portfolio’, Peter Dutton, announce the changes on Tuesday.
The creeping invisibility of the immigration portfolio comes as the government is overseeing major changes to immigration policy.
Peter Dutton (right) is set to assume responsibility for the newly created home affairs portfolio.
The move to consolidate security agencies under one minister upends generations of conventions on how security intelligence and executive police powers are managed separately.
Peter Dutton comes to the job with, at best, a middling ministerial record.
Dutton comes to the job with, at best, a middling ministerial record. His time in the health portfolio was a nightmare. In immigration he has been relentlessly political.
The reorganisation is a major win for Peter Dutton, a key conservative supporter of Malcolm Turnbull.
Peter Dutton will take charge of a new mega home affairs portfolio in a sweeping overhaul of national security agencies and responsibilities.
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.