The first major evaluation of community detention's expansion in Australia has found the program poses little risk to asylum seekers.
The Foreign Minister's description of asylum seekers as economic refugees is inflammatory and part of an attempt to make the problem disappear, write Mary Crock, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam.
The Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has found that Australia's regional processing legislation violates many of our human rights obligations. It should act as a wakeup call that we have gone too far, writes Jane McAdam.
Removing the mainland from the migration zone effectively shuts down Australia as an asylum country for people fleeing by boat, and is breach of faith by the Labor government, argues Jane McAdam.
Tony Abbott's use of the word "illegal" to describe asylum seekers shines a spotlight on the Opposition's feeble grasp of international law, writes Jane McAdam.
Current immigration policies regarding asylum seekers promote uncertainty, fear and disempowerment, which contribute to mental illness, argues Belinda Liddell.
The recommendations of the expert panel on asylum-seekers are disappointingly regressive and lacking in vision and imagination, write Jane McAdam, Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.
Refugee law experts led by UNSW have written to the government's Expert Panel, urging an expansion of Australia’s resettlement intake and a strengthening of refugee protections.
After the latest boat disaster, the coalition and the Greens must rethink their position, writes Clive Kessler.
OPINION: The Federal Government must address the exploitative elements of people smuggling without wasting taxpayer money punishing the wrong people, writes Bassina Farbenblum.