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.
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.
This excessive spending raises serious raise questions about the government’s long-term planning for refugees stuck in limbo.
Those who have been released have little financial or social support, confining them to lives of precarity, dependency and impoverishment in our community.
In some cases, women are left without food or anywhere to live for the duration of their pregnancy.
As a zoonotic virus, COVID-19 is itself a symptom of human-influenced climate change. It is also indicative of the humanitarian impact of future environmental crises.
This is a system that will likely become even worse given the impact of Brexit and the backlog of cases created by the pandemic.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Canada has closed its borders to asylum-seekers and non-citizens because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar emergency measures over the years should teach us that now is not the time for nationalism.
Detainees, held in a perpetual state of powerlessness, try to support each other.
Harsh economic conditions at home and false picture of rosy life in Europe contribute greatly to illegal migration by Nigerian youths
No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they’ve often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
From high staff turn-overs to filling the appeals tribunal with political allies, the Home Affairs department needs to clean its mess.
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
Michelle Grattan discusses the government’s new family law inquiry, and Australia being banned from the speaking list at the upcoming UN climate change summit.
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to ‘contract out’ our international obligations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Global capitalist pressures on labour markets and the search for cheaper workers can lead to slavery.
The refugee convention wasn’t designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.