There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
Parts of a High Court decision on the legality of offshore processing deal a crucial blow to the tired argument that what happens offshore is not Australia’s responsibility.
If we listen to the songs of displaced Syrians, just as we listen to the songs of victims of the Holocaust, we connect to displaced communities’ creativity, ingenuity and imagination.
Instead of scouring the developing world for healthcare staff, we should be doing more to help doctors and nurses arriving here as refugees to join in.
Europe's biggest achievements, such as open borders and human rights, are at risk as government responses to the refugee crisis fall short.
Tensions at home and abroad make the latest attack by Islamic State particularly difficult to bear.
The logic of the policy changes initiated by the Hawke government in mid-1990 has underpinned asylum-seeker policy for much of the quarter-century since.
There is little of Gareth Evans’ sweeping analysis in the cabinet papers of 1990-91 of a rapidly changing world order or of his vision of good international citizenship.
Migration is an important issue but not one that can be 'solved' through climate policy.
The collapse of Syria's health system is helping spread leishmaniasis but not in the way some media outlets have reported.
Polls are revealing the vast popularity of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but is his rhetoric of reform simply a matter of appearance, or a sign of substantial change in Australian policy?
People seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas should have access to education funding and loan schemes so they can improve their skills, gain qualifications and contribute to Australia.
The British legal system is skewing the odds against some of the most vulnerable refugees.
The experience and situation of many of the refugees precludes successful treatment of PTSD due to the nature of the disorder and what it requires to ease.
A new survey shows that many Pacific islanders are considering migrating to escape climate change. It's time for new international rules to manage the flow.
We don't really know how much international migration will be prompted by climate change. But everyone agrees the issue is big - perhaps too big to resolve at the Paris talks.
Do terrorists linked to Daesh slip into the groups of migrants streaming toward Europe? Our response to the Paris attacks and any potential manipulations shouldn't fall on refugees' heads.
Simon McMahon travelled to Sicily, where arrivals are being ordered to leave without understanding why.
When asked about a plan to resettle an extra 12,000 refugees in Australia, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi said that the UNHCR determines who is going to be sent to Australia or not. Is that right?
The attacks in Paris are putting refugees in the crosshairs, yet it's the integration of these and past migrants that are key to the security of Europe.