Helping our Southeast Asian neighbours make conditions better for refugees there will reduce the need for them to make dangerous journeys elsewhere.
Paediatric clinicians observed a range of health difficulties in children and young people seeking asylum who were subjected to offshore processing.
But the fate of thousands of other refugees and asylum seekers in limbo in Australia remains uncertain.
The Home Affairs Minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for 'broad cohorts' of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.
Warnings from almost 40 years ago about the perils of detaining asylum seekers have proved prescient, writes Claire Higgins.
The Australian government must respond to the latest reports of abuse in Australia’s offshore processing centre on Nauru as it did with the children detained at Don Dale, write Madeline Gleeson and Khanh Hoang.
In ten or 20 years there will be inquiries into the serious harms inflicted by immigration detention. We will listen and ask ourselves why “good people stood by”, write Karen Zwi and Nicholas Talley.
This week's High Court judgment on the legality of offshore detention on Nauru has been reported as a “win” for the government. However, things may not be that clear-cut, writes Madeline Gleeson.