An interesting and notable point of detail about the “lifetime ban” legislation is that it would not apply to the refugee children.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
Opposition immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann said Labor welcomed the government's “sudden and unexplained interest” in considering a deal with New Zealand.
The government's majority is at stake in the October 20 Wentworth byelection, when the Liberals face voters still reeling from the loss of their member Malcolm Turnbull.
With polling showing Labor is vulnerable on security issues, the opposition leader has the difficult task of distinguishing his party from the government while not being wedged from the right.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.
Psychotropic medication is 'pharmaceutical violence' against migrant children and other incarcerated youth throughout the United States. Drug addiction is one consequence.
In the mid-1980s Germany was wracked by a toxic 'Asyldebatte' that bears similarities to what's happening today.
Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.
Judith Troeth on the Liberal party’s woman problem and asylum seekers.
Troeth says the party should adopt quotas to rectify the "abysmally low numbers" of Liberal women in parliament.
Boochani bears witness to the deterioration of the human spirit on Manus Island, where he's been detained with hundreds of other asylum seekers for the last five years.
All Eritrean men between the ages of 18 – 50 have to serve in the army for more than 20 years, forcing thousands to flee. But things look set to change.
Australian government reports used to determine asylum claims often differ from human rights groups on the current political climate in countries like Sri Lanka.
Politics podcast: Wayne Swan on Labor’s byelection victories and beyond.
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Incoming national president and outgoing MP Wayne Swan dismissed the notion that party reform is on that agenda saying there "is no issue ... my priority is winning the battle of ideas.”
New data shows 73 pregnant women were detained for immigration reasons between July 2016 and November 2017.
This tradition is so strong in the US that all lawyers are encouraged to volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono service per year.
The U.S. immigration detention system under Donald Trump is abusive, racist, sexist and haphazardly implemented, all designed to terrorize people attempting to exercise their right to seek asylum.
Staying in a violent home country can be lethally dangerous – but thanks to European governments, sending family abroad is far from a guaranteed escape.
Two murders of a disabled asylum seeker and a disabled refugee in Bristol showed how precarious life has become for people on the margins.
When thousands fled violence in Haiti, the US military set up a refugee camp at Guantanamo. Most were sent back to Haiti, while hundreds remained trapped on the base under terrible conditions.