Many features of Australians’ and their government’s current response to the Syrian refugee crisis are familiar.
We need to see Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis in perspective – in relation to what's been done elsewhere and to what Australia has done on similar occasions in the past.
A new start: Syrian refugee Raghad al Sous now lives in Huddersfield.
There is ongoing disagreement among OECD countries as to whether foreign aid spent in-house counts.
Australia will permanently resettle an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.
There is no sound reason why 13,000 should remain the benchmark number for discussions of how many refugees Australia should take.
While Tony Abbott came slowly to embrace the refugee boost, he has been raring to go on the other leg of this week’s announcement – the extension of Australian air strikes to Syria.
More than any other single factor, 12,000 Middle Eastern refugees have a heartbreaking image to thank for new lives in Australia.
The current influx of asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants into Western Europe presents a profound challenge to the European Union’s values, solidarity and capacity to simply manage and accommodate…
Despite the slowdown in China, Josh Frydenberg says that there are strong signs for the Australian economy.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talks to Michelle Grattan about Syria, Australia's humanitarian refugee intake, the economy, and much more.
Defence Minister Kevin Andrews, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at a press conference in Canberra.
The federal government's decision to take 12,000 extra refugees from the Syrian-Iraq conflict will cost the budget A$700 million over the forward estimates.
The Abbott government’s instinct on foreign policy is to approach it through the lens of domestic politics.
The pressure the Abbott government faced over the Syrian refugee crisis hints at a broader trend. Global political dynamics are now exposing a credibility deficit in Australian foreign policy.
The lucky ones: bound for Germany.
Much of the conventional wisdom among academics over the last decade or so has focused on the convergent trends in European government policies toward both migrants and asylum seekers. Spurred on by European…
An image by Nilufer Demir dominates news coverage.
Powerful images – like the one of Aylan Kurdi that flooded the Internet last week – can spark political change.
The UK will take in 20,000 refugees but how many is enough and should we be counting?
An estimated 10,000 people, including many children, attended a candlelit vigil in Sydney to show support for refugees.
Tony Abbott is wedged between the hard right in the Coalition and commentariat on the one hand, and Liberal moderates, compassionate conservatives and pragmatists on the other, as the government considers…
Tony Abbott said Australia takes more refugees on a per capita basis than any other country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Australia takes more refugees than any other through the UNHCR on a per capita basis. Is that right?
A global approach would significantly increase the burden-sharing between the refugee-hosting countries near Syria and the rest of the developed world.
The size of the refugee crisis stemming from the conflict in Syria means that no single country can deal with it alone.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees' arms – but Central Europe's problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
Tony Abbott told parliament that Australia ‘can and must do more’ for refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis.
The Abbott government is under pressure to increase its overall humanitarian refugee intake, as Labor declared Australia should offer a one-off additional 10,000 places for refugees.
Germany is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Europe has long struggled to share the burden fairly and now the situation is at breaking point.
Saying it at last.
In just a few weeks, the people of Europe have been galvanised into supporting the refugees dying to reach their shores.
The growing migrant camp known as the “New Jungle”.
While politicians talk security, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the French coast.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren't happy.