The High Court's comprehensive rejection of a challenge to Australia’s offshore processing regime in Nauru means our future treatment of asylum seekers will be governed by the politics of the day, writes George Williams.
With existing EU laws struggling to deal with the challenges of the recent refugee influx, Jane McAdam argues that international cooperation – not unilateralism – is the only way forward.
Ensuring refugees are protected in the current national and international climate is the central challenge to be discussed at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre annual conference this week.
Unable to show the faces of asylum seekers for security reasons, a group of UNSW students has turned to art to put a human face to those held in Australia’s detention centres.
The unique response of the Horn of Africa to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to other countries and regions dealing with similar influxes, writes Tamara Wood.
Compassion alone is no substitute for a balanced, considered approach to refugee policy, writes Alan Dupont.
Countries like Australia take refugees to serve broader purposes, including to enhance their international image and to gain leverage in international politics, argues Claire Higgins.
The asylum-seeker debate is simplistically and erroneously framed as a humanitarian or national security issue when in fact it is both, writes Alan Dupont.
It wouldn’t be the first time Australia’s refugee review system has been politicised. But we should be concerned about the latest changes, writes Claire Higgins.
Fraser government-era process ensured Australia could respect its obligations under international refugee law, writes Claire Higgins.