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The Turnbull government's proposed bill is cruel, punitive and may separate some families forever, write Ben Saul and Jane McAdam.

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The international law expert talks about her solitary, often nail-biting treks and why we shouldn’t mess with Mother Nature. 

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Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But this is not how humanitarian refugee protection is meant to work, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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The asylum bill introduced into Parliament last week is an extraordinary display of disdain for international law – and its fundamental misunderstanding of it, writes Jane McAdam.

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Admiral Chris Barrie has described Australia’s asylum seeker policies and treatment of refugees as “a mess” which reflects badly on all Australians. 

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More than 50 legal scholars from 17 Australian universites have written an open letter condemning the federal government's return of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.  

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Retrograde provisions in a bill introduced this week by the Immigration Minister will have major consequences for asylum seekers entitled to Australia's protection, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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Without a proper refugee status determination procedure, asylum seekers are left in indefinite detention with no certainty about (or control over) their future, writes Claire Higgins.

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If the government succeeds in scrapping complementary protection laws for asylum seekers important checks and balances will be removed, and enormous inefficiencies created in a system that is already choked, writes Jane McAdam.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law has been launched at UNSW, with the aim of raising the quality of public policy and debate about asylum seekers and refugees.

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