Regina Jefferies

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Governments can meet their international protection obligations towards refugees without sacrificing public health, says a human rights law expert. 

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Australians who normally live overseas will face an even tougher time coming back to Australia, under new rules that start this week.

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More than two-thirds of requests to go to the UK were approved, compared to just 46% for trips to India and 59% to China.

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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.

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From high staff turn-overs to filling the appeals tribunal with political allies, the Home Affairs department needs to clean its mess.

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Australia's immigration department doesn't keep a record of the number of people applying for asylum at airports. This means there is no oversight over the treatment of those seeking protection.