If only 1% of the Pacific’s population was permitted to work permanently in Australia, this would bring more benefits to the region than Australia’s annual aid contribution.
Denying protection to asylum seekers is neither sustainable nor defensible as long-term policy. Here are ways to make the screening process at airports more just when the borders do reopen.
Two UNSW academics are on a quest to unearth Holocaust stories more Australians can relate to as survivors pass away.
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.