The Abbott government’s strategy to treat asylum seekers who arrive by boat so terribly that they give up, is no model for a pluralistic Europe that values human rights, argues Gabrielle Appleby in the New York Times.
The High Court decision on asylum seekers detained at sea turned on a technical reading of statutory provisions. The fact remains that Australia is accountable internationally for its actions, writes Jane McAdam.
We’ve heard a lot this week about temporary protection visas – but virtually no attention has been paid to its sister bill, which makes it much harder for asylum seekers to even qualify for protection, writes Joyce Chia
The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law will hold its inaugural conference on Monday 3 November, highlighting the critical need for international cooperation to deal with irregular and forced migration.
The federal government may have to release or process thousands of asylum seekers, following a High Court ruling that sets significant new limits on the policy of indefinite detention, writes Joyce Chia.
If we are to develop a sustainable, long-term approach to asylum seeker policy, we need to have a new conversation that draws on the common sense, generosity and pragmatism of ordinary Australians, write Jane McAdam, Travers McLeod and Bob Douglas.