Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments
George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.
Josh TaylorFeb 3, 20178 Comments
The 1200 refugees on Manus and Nauru continue to languish while the Trump-Turnbull political drama dominates the news.
Bernard KeaneJan 24, 201710 Comments
The Department of Immigration's shambolic tendering and management of offshore processing contracts appeared to favour one company above all others - Transfield.
Josh TaylorNov 30, 201611 Comments
The speakers were heard, and parliament fell silent.
Josh TaylorNov 24, 201611 Comments
Why did Transfield get the contract to run the offshore detention center on Nauru when it had not even sent in an official proposal?
Bernard KeaneNov 8, 20166 Comments
Voters support the government's bill to prevent refugees from ever obtaining a visa to Australia, today's Essential Report shows, while a substantial chunk of Australian men would vote for Donald Trump.
Bernard KeaneNov 1, 20166 Comments
Despite successfully "stopping the boats", the Coalition's ownership of the asylum seeker issue as a political weapon has vanished, allowing Labor more space to differentiate itself.
Michael BradleyNov 1, 201639 Comments
Australia was one of the first nations to sign up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so why do we flout it all the time? Turns out we always have.
Oct 31, 201635 Comments
In the trade-off between stemming irregular immigration or freedom of information, I lean to the latter, writes Toby Ralph.