Transfield Services Chief Executive Operations Kate Munnings during the Senate inquiry into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the regional processing centre in Nauru.
Australian taxpayers are providing Transfield Services with $1.2 billion over 20 months to operate the detention facility on Nauru.
Migrants reaching out for help.
The UK's response to the migrant crisis is legal, but it's also immoral.
The EU is asking member states to take just a few thousand refugees each.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar travelled in this fishing boat to Sumatra, Indonesia, with officials announcing some 2000 people were rounded up or rescued after arriving in Malaysia and Indonesia over the weekend.
Australia may have 'stopped the boats' but the tragedy of people drowning at sea continues to our north and is getting worse. A regional solution to the refugee crisis is urgently needed.
Most of the migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean from Africa are refugees.
The migration of early Africans into the Middle East, then across the Mediterranean into Europe and Asia – and eventually into the Americas and Australia and the Pacific Islands – is the origin of today’s humanity.
Thousands of Eritreans are among migrants and refugees trying to escape to safety and a better life.
Post-independence Eritrea has descended into poverty and repression forcing huge numbers to flee to safety and a better life.
Indonesians are sensitive about issues of respect for their nation and its sovereignty, as protests at Tony Abbott’s linking of aid with calls for clemency showed.
Indonesians have long felt that Australia lacks respect for their nation's sovereignty, but Indonesia's status as a rising power adds to the urgency of recalibrating our approach to the relationship.
Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott are firm advocates of human rights when Australians are executed but not when asylum seekers are involved.
In condemning Indonesia's execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Australia has relied on the same human rights obligations that it rejects when applied to asylum seekers.
A refugee displays an image of one of his three children who drowned when the boat on which the family fled the war in Syria sank in the Mediterranean.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Survival capsule used by Australia to return asylum seekers from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan to Indonesia.
What would it mean if the European Union decided to "get Australian" and adopt a tougher approach to asylum seekers? Could it work, and at what cost?
Your name’s not down.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
Foreign ministers Julie Bishop and Mohammad Zarif demonstrated a growing rapport between Australia and Iran in reaching agreement on some but not all fronts during her visit to Tehran.
Australia made progress on restoring trade and sharing intelligence on Islamic State in Iraq. Iran was less open to accepting the return of asylum seekers, which may prove a blessing in disguise.
More than 20 years ago, two American academics, Max Singer and Aaron Wildavsky, wrote about what they described as The Real World Order: Zones of Peace/Zones of Turmoil. As is the way with such things…
‘A dramatised event is no replacement for the horrors of what is really going on.’
AAP Image/NewZulu/Nicolas Koutsokostas
The government has announced its latest method to stop the boats: a telemovie with storylines about asylum seekers dying at sea. Is it really the role of government to fund propaganda pieces like this?
Labor leader Bill Shorten is set to confront several tricky issues at Labor’s national conference, later this year.
Bill Shorten has labelled this the year of ideas but obviously Labor would rather have the overwhelming attention on the Coalition for as long as possible.
Highly skilled migrant? Student? Refugee? You’d be welcome in Wales.
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Plaid Cymru's immigration policies might be good for Wales, but don't square with the rest of the UK.
The constitutional status, rights and obligations of Australian citizens are by no means clear, despite recent legislative reforms.
Australia's Constitution contains few constitutional rights or protections, and most of those that do exist are not predicated on citizenship.
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.
Migrants making their way through Calais. Get to the UK, and they might face a tough language test.
Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Are tests to prove asylum seekers come from where they say they do impossible to do fairly?
UN bodies have consistently found that Australia does not abide by its international human rights obligations, particularly in its treatment of asylum seekers.
Australia’s breaches of international human rights law are increasingly coming to the UN's attention.