Nauru is receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from Australia annually to house 109 asylum seekers. The real purpose, though, is to ‘stand ready to receive new arrivals’.
The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
Everyone has the right to have a country to seek asylum, but it will need international cooperation to get the Taliban to honour this right.
The Afghans people surveyed were optimistic and positive about their lives in Australia — and felt welcome in their communities.
Vague promises to rescue certain groups of people are causing confusion.
The largest immigration detention centre is located in a COVID hot spot in western Sydney. We need to make vaccinations for detainees and staff an urgent priority.
Canada is offering to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women’s leaders and journalists. Why has Australia so far been unwilling to make the same declaration?
That no Australian government in almost a decade has successfully brought this policy to a formal close is astonishing. In fact, Australia ceased transferring new arrivals offshore in 2014.
Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is part of a long history of athletes seeking protection or the chance to start a new life at the Olympics.
As high-income countries move into post-vaccination life with vaccination rates of over 80 doses per 100 people, only 1.1 per cent of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.
Failure to ensure access for all to prevention and treatment, including vaccines, undermines national responses to COVID-19.
Priti Patel’s plan to process asylum seekers offshore is at odds with the UK’s responsibilities under international human rights conventions.
Our research outlines some concrete steps businesses can take to boost employment of refugees. And there are strategic benefits business can reap along the way.
World Refugee Day on June 20 is an opportunity for New Zealanders to reflect on what more could done to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
The home affairs minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for ‘broad cohorts’ of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
While this is a positive step, it still does not allow the Murugappan family to return to their home of Biloela in Queensland, and their situation still has some way to play out in the courts.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
The Tamil asylum seekers will be moved from Christmas Island to Perth community detention while they pursue legal matters and their youngest child receives hospital care.
This important case because represents a rare litigation win for an asylum seeker. He doesn’t automatically get the right to stay in Australia, but he’s won damages — and that’s unusual.
The most vulnerable in society have been hit hard by the pandemic when it comes to getting enough to eat. So what can be done?