Tasneem Chopra, cross cultural consultant, speaking on Q&A.
Tasneem Chopra told Q&A that of the 70,000 refugees who've arrived in Australia by boat since 1976, none have been found to be linked to terrorism. We examine the best evidence out there.
Temporary immigration to Australia has experienced rapid growth in the last decade.
A Productivity Commission report has called for more effective regulation to minimise the exploitation faced by temporary migrant workers.
Talk of a 'clash of civilisations' and targeting refugees simply alienates the people the West needs to reach out to.
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging.
It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
Xenophobia is a huge problem in South Africa. Could better university teaching about Africa make a difference?
South African university students are as guilty of xenophobia as anyone else. Three approaches through teaching and research could make a huge difference.
Australia’s policies on asylum seekers have been criticised by many countries at the UN’s Human Rights Council.
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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.
Australia’s response to its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council may be influenced by its bid for a seat on the council.
More than 100 countries have taken the opportunity to comment and make recommendations on Australia’s human rights record.
Getting by in Baddawi camp.
Baddawi camp has been host to Palestinian refugees for years. Now Syrians fleeing their homeland are joining them, how is everyone coping?
Harmony Day is part of efforts in Australia to promote social cohesion, which showed a marked improvement in 2015, according to the Scanlon Foundation survey.
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Despite perceptions of a divided and troubled nation, social cohesion in Australia actually improved on most measures in 2015, the latest Scanlon Foundation survey finds.
Tony Abbott’s speech to conservatives in London overlooks the differences between Australia and Europe in the numbers of refugees.
Tony Abbott's initial post-prime ministerial public foray on the policy front has been narrow cast and hard line.
A Yemeni girl holds a baby in a temporary shelter at the port town Bosasso in Somalia’s Puntland after fleeing war in Yemen.
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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.
Motorised dinghies arrive on the beach near Efthalou in the north of Lesvos.
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.
A spokesman from the office of ALP senator Lisa Singh told The Conversation by email that: In seeking to illustrate how processing has slowed and refugee detainees are being made to languish for longer…
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt (second from left) speaking with ALP senator Lisa Singh (back turned) on Q&A.
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt and ALP senator Lisa Singh couldn't agree on Q&A about whether asylum seeking children "languished" in detention under the previous government. Who was right?
Eight migrants enter Europe – depending on who is counting.
Border agency Frontex recently reported that an unprecedented 710,000 migrants had entered the EU this year. Something didn't ring true for Nando Sigona.
By focusing on people traffickers, leaders are spinning a dangerous narrative about this crisis.
What should matter more to doctors – their patients' wellbeing or the law?
Doctors at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital are refusing to discharge refugee children back into detention. Which should be a priority - their duty of care to their patient or the law?
Japan’s “internet cafe refugees”.
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A satirical manga cartoon of a Syrian refugee child has had the internet up in arms – but there's plenty more tone-deafness where that came from.
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement.
Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.
The Nauruan government’s announcements have already had a much greater effect in the High Court than on Nauru itself.
Many have claimed that the ending of detention on Nauru is a strategic move to undermine a constitutional challenge to Australia’s offshore detention regime, heard by the High Court this week.