The mounting urgency about asylum seekers trying to reach the UK by boat does not sweep aside the need for reasoned and rational policymaking.
If history is any guide, the new US president’s forward-thinking approach toward refugee resettlement could help drive Australia’s commitments to refugee protection, too.
States can’t pick and choose when to invoke international law for protection on a particular issue and then ignore, contravene or decry it on other matters.
It is important to keep in mind all of the men caught up in Australia's abrupt withdrawal from Manus Island, writes Madeline Gleeson.
Warnings from almost 40 years ago about the perils of detaining asylum seekers have proved prescient, writes Claire Higgins.
The Immigration Minister's reference to 'fake refugees' stands in stark contrast to the principles for Australia’s refugee policy presented to parliament 40 years ago this week, writes Claire Higgins.
A new book by Madeline Gleeson reveals the reality of life for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.
Both major parties support offshore processing and boat turnbacks. But public opinion is not so clear-cut. And nor are the policy choices, writes Claire Higgins.
This week's PNG court judgment on the illegality of Manus Island is a scathing indictment on how the Australian and PNG governments have conducted themselves since 2012, writes Madeline Gleeson.
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.