immigration

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A new bill gives the immigration minister unprecedented control over the process to acquire citizenship, writes Sangeetha Pillai.

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José Ramos Horta has called on Australia's politicians to consider welcoming more refugees.

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The Vice-Chancellor of UNSW, Professor Ian Jacobs, has expressed deep concern about the US executive order banning entry to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries, saying it would have serious consequences for higher education globally.

trade

We have to be better at helping the minority who lose out from free trade and free movement of labour, writes Richard Holden.

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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.

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UNSW ethicist Dr Bridget Haire says doctors working in immigration detention face tough ethical dilemmas and may find themselves unable to fulfill their professional obligations.

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A doctor who worked at the Christmas Island detention centre has told a UNSW forum there has been “no adequate response” to a 92-page letter detailing concerns about asylum seekers' health.

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The percentage of Australian teenagers choosing not to drink alcohol rose significantly in the ten years to 2010, new research shows.

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What really enables Australia to prosper is its insistence on combining the entrepreneur's right to “have a go” with the traditional egalitarian capacity for the “fair go”, argues Tim Harcourt.