Almost migrants

New visa arrangements make it possible for international students to study and work in Australia for many years without necessarily being on a path to permanent residency, writes Peter Mares

28 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Temporary migration: the pressure points

Australia’s temporary visa program is generally operating well, but new data shows where problems are emerging, writes Henry Sherrell

09 May 14 | Comments (1)

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)

New ways to dud Kiwis

New Zealand has reacted to proposed changes to Australian social security law by raising discrimination concerns with Canberra, writes Peter Mares

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Picnics and politics

Chinese-Australian community leaders created a new perception of the Chinese in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writes Kate Bagnall

24 Jan 14 | Comments (2)

Refugees making history

Klaus Neumann reviews two books that put displaced people at the heart of contemporary history

09 Dec 13 | Comments (1)

The visa and the damage done

Will history repeat itself when the Coalition’s temporary protection visa regulations reach the Senate? Peter Mares looks at the impact of Labor’s decision in 1999

22 Nov 13 | 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)