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)

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)

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)