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"?
There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.
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?
Things aren't as black and white as the minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure seems to think.
Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.
Solving the horticulture industry's reliance on foreign and undocumented workers will require a lot more than just tightening the borders.
While migrant workers are some of Australia’s most vulnerable, and most essential, they’ve been totally left out of pandemic support packages.
Key sectors that rely on temporary workers will have to look locally for staff while border restrictions persist.
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.