Beyond Operation Sovereign Borders

A roundtable of experienced policy-makers and stakeholders looked at better ways of managing the asylum seeker caseload, write Bob Douglas and Claire Higgins

01 Aug 14 | Comments (2)

Unlawful deliveries

Babies born in detention are taking the federal government to court. Meanwhile, being locked up is making their parents dangerously ill, writes Peter Mares

26 Jun 14 | Comments (0)

New Zealand as a refuge: half-myths and partial realities

David Pearson reviews a careful but challenging account of New Zealand’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

08 May 14 | Comments (0)

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)