The asylum-seeker plan that keeps disappearing over the horizon

The collateral damage is too great for policy-by-slogan to be sustainable, writes Peter Browne. The alternative can bring benefits for asylum seekers and for Australia

09 Apr 14 | Comments (2)

A hidden harm of Australia’s asylum system

Detainees are suffering terribly, but the system also takes a toll on the people who work within it, writes Nik Tan

10 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

We are here to stay

Africans living under the shadow of removal in Hamburg have been able to articulate their own agenda, writes Klaus Neumann, and football fans and residents are backing them

05 Nov 13 | Comments (2)

Mollifying Malaysia

Despite Tony Abbott’s apology, the memory of the Coalition’s attack on the Malaysian Solution will linger in Kuala Lumpur, writes Clive Kessler

11 Oct 13 | Comments (0)

“I’ve lost all hope that I can have a life here”

Four years after the civil war ended, many Tamils have no expectation of peace or safety in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, reports Emily Howie. This is what drives boat migration

30 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Two countries, two elections

Like Australia, Germany has seen a shift in the political middle ground. But there, it’s ended up in an intriguing place, writes Klaus Neumann

16 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Immigration’s unanswered questions

The immigration department is months behind in answering questions from Senate estimate committees – questions that would provide vital information about the government’s changing asylum seeker policies, writes Peter Mares

03 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

The deaths on 21 June 2012: WA’s coroner reports

Over one hundred people died in the waters between Indonesia and Christmas Island on 21 June 2012 after repeated calls for help. This week’s coroner’s report calls into question Australian search and rescue practices, writes Tony Kevin

01 Aug 13 | Comments (1)