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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China's rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for a country in desperate need of migrants

There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.

Population Minister Alan Tudge

Does Australia's migration system prioritise Australian workers? To find out, we need to look beyond temporary skilled visas

Federal Population Minister Alan Tudge says the government has been "very, very careful" to prioritise Australians and Australian jobs through the visa system. But is that really the full story?

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge

Has the government prioritised Australian workers as Alan Tudge says?

Things aren't as black and white as the minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure seems to think.

Acting Federal Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Phone ban push gives Border Force new powers, treats detainees as criminals

Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.

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Closed borders and dwindling migration spell an uncertain future for Australian horticulture

Solving the horticulture industry's reliance on foreign and undocumented workers will require a lot more than just tightening the borders.

Labor Senator Kristina Keneally (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Temporary migration curb will terrify neoliberals and place new strains on old-school politics

The coming debate over the resumption of migration will pit unusual allies against each other.

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Exploited, undocumented migrant farm workers fear being caught in next wave

While migrant workers are some of Australia’s most vulnerable, and most essential, they’ve been totally left out of pandemic support packages.

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Wage growth bubble in the making as IT, hospitality and health at risk from border shut down

Key sectors that rely on temporary workers will have to look locally for staff while border restrictions persist.

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters, Kopika and Tharunicaa (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Enough is enough: the saga of the Biloela Four must end

There is no conscience in our treatment of these people. It is passionless, gruesome officiousness, grinding them to dust in the name of the rule of a law that is bad.