Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.
The building blocks for effective responses to people on the move already exist – states must simply choose to use them, argues Jane McAdam.
The Turnbull government's proposed bill is cruel, punitive and may separate some families forever, write Ben Saul and Jane McAdam.
The international law expert talks about her solitary, often nail-biting treks and why we shouldn’t mess with Mother Nature.
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.
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.
Admiral Chris Barrie has described Australia’s asylum seeker policies and treatment of refugees as “a mess” which reflects badly on all Australians.
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.
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.
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.