Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
Discussion of immigration during the election campaign amounts to nothing but scaremongering, says Adjunct Professor Raja Junankar.
Migrants aren't the only ones who could be accused of putting a drain on the system, says UNSW Business School Adjunct Professor Raja Junankar.
Australia is proposing some of the toughest citizenship stripping laws in the world as it steps up efforts to curb extremist attacks - but the proposed law could run into significant legal hurdles.
Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.
Australia's Migration Act allows for ministerial discretion in cases such as the controversial granting of tourist visas to four au pairs - but there remain questions around responsible government.
Sentiment can skew logic when it comes to using our natural resources, writes Raja Junankar.
An excerpt from the Q and A session after Irish President Michael D.Higgins delivered his Keynote Address at UNSW: "Sharing the tasks of ethical remembering - Ireland and Australia".
Depending on who you are, you could face a longer wait for citizenship in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK, writes Sangeetha Pillai.