Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Alf Dubs with Ishmael, a young Syrian refugee, at an event to mark a year since the Calais ‘jungle’ camp was shut.
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Young people need help to overcome discrimination, stigmatisation and isolation.
On Tuesday, the Australian government will close the Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea. Arguing that they have no safe place to go, nearly all 742 remaining residents are refusing…
A military crackdown has led to staggering 600,000 people fleeing Myanmar on foot since late August.
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.
Food is a real flashpoint in the power dynamics between asylum seekers and the people looking after them.
Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
Peter Dutton made snide comments about the refugees departing Nauru and Manus Island for the US in an interview on 2GB.
A possible risk from Peter Dutton's outburst is if his remarks carry any impact in the US.
Peter Dutton said the processing of other people was continuing.
About 50 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island will leave in the next week to ten days for resettlement in the US.
Refugees continue to make the journey between Libya and Italy, despite the risk of being turned back or sent to a detention centre.
Like Australia and the US before it, Europe is now flirting with the idea of processing centres for refugees in transit countries.
Even though Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its additional protocol, it’s bound to honour the principle of non-refoulement.
Indonesia's decree on refugees honours a customary international law obligation of non-refoulement, or not expelling or returning refugees.
BBC Panorama went undercover at Brook House, near Gatwick Airport.
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BBC Panorama has exposed violence and abuse of detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre.
A protest in Rome on August 26 after violent evictions from Piazza Indipendenza.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees.
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Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
What is the point of international co-operation in matters of shared concern? According to the UN Charter, its founding member nations were determined to achieve overarching societal progress based on…
Malcolm Turnbull’s opponents, including those reflexively opposed to Australia’s asylum-seeker policies, would be hard put to take exception to the substance of a leaked conversation with US President…
The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The leaked transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull highlights the failure of Australia’s deal with the US to take refugees.
Transcripts of a conversation between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull reveal Australia's refugee swap deal with the US may come to nothing.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
On ABC TV’s The Drum on Monday, author Antony Loewenstein called for a sports boycott of Australia. Loewenstein’s argument was that such a move from other countries could force a change in approach to…