Detainees on Manus Island are seeking an injunction to prevent their removal to Nauru or elsewhere until Australia’s High Court hears their case.
If a new High Court claim against Australia's offshore detention regime succeeds, it will entirely undermine Australia’s inhumane practices in relation to “those who come across the seas”.
In parliament on Wednesday, the Greens' Adam Bandt challenged Peter Dutton with a highly provocative question.
It is hard to credit that two asylum seekers in Nauru could set themselves alight on Australia’s watch and the stories receive, compared to much else, so little attention in our hyper media cycle. One…
Peter Dutton claims the self-immolations of two refugees on Nauru are ‘not a complaint about the living conditions’ in detention.
High rates of self-harm are endemic on Nauru. And yet, the Australian government persists in seeing suicide and self-harm as the fault of refugees and their supporters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Same-sex marriage and the Safe Schools programs have been debated in a ‘culture wars’ atmosphere of fear and anxiety.
There have been policy issues in recent Australian history considered too important for playing party politics. Sadly, those days are long gone.
Researchers explain how tolerance in Turin's Olympic village is helping refugees to help themselves.
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.
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.
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More vulnerable populations.
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Genetics and environment both play a part – especially among some populations.
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.
Welcome Culture comes to Calais.
French efforts to dismantle the Jungle migrant camp are leaving crucial volunteer services at risk.
EU leaders are to send refugees back to Turkey.
If this cruel proposal is all EU leaders can produce in response to mass human suffering, perhaps it's not a union worth saving.
Students in a school run by refugees in Indonesia learn maths, English, art and science.
A school set up by asylum seekers and refugees in the West Java town Cisarua, Indonesia, is a community-led initiative that Australian and Indonesian governments should model and support.
A Macedonian armed vehicle patrols the fence along the border with Greece.
Tear gas on refugees isn't good PR for a country that wants to join the European Union. But then other countries in the EU aren't coming off too well either.