Topic archives: immigration

Tracking transparency: Border Force’s record on access and denial

January 23, 2018 2

We were delighted to see the intelligence operatives so keen to be open with the press about matters around asylum seekers this morning -- as we see, it has not always been the case.

John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

November 3, 2017 3

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

September 13, 2017 28

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.

This Dutton-led mega-department is a mistake: former head of DFAT

July 27, 2017 9

The establishment of an enlarged Department of Home Affairs under the ministerial control of Peter Dutton is an unnecessary, mistaken policy, writes Richard Woolcott, former head of DFAT and president of the UN Security Council.

Did Kevin Rudd really intend offshore processing to last only one year?

July 20, 2017 13

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has claimed that asylum seekers on Manus Island could have been resettled in Australia three years ago. Was that really his government's policy?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

July 4, 2017 10

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Abbott’s Australian vision: poorer, hotter, more socialist

June 28, 2017 30

Tony Abbott remains as incoherent on policy as ever.

Turnbull doesn’t have a ‘selfie officer’: things we’ve learned in Senate estimates so far

May 24, 2017 2

Plans for Snowy Hydro 2.0 were rushed, Immigration got it wrong on Good Friday incident, and there is no selfie officer for the PM.

Is Dutton’s ‘fake refugees’ argument designed to undermine the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

May 22, 2017 11

Peter Dutton's criticism of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal shows the government is thinking about bypassing the tribunal for refugee reviews.

Immigration denies using capsicum spray on detainees

May 10, 2017

Border Force is not mad, just disappointed with Crikey.