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Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.

Taxpayers spending $1.3m a day to keep asylum seekers in island hellhole

Taxpayers spending $1.3m a day to keep asylum seekers in island hellhole

It turns out it would be vastly cheaper to treat asylum seekers like actual human beings and provide proper housing and education services. But the Department of Immigration still says Nauru is a bargain.

An open letter to Tony Abbott by a 13-year-old

An open letter to Tony Abbott by a 13-year-old

Imogen Senior, age 13, daughter of GP and Wonky Health contributor Dr Tim Senior, is incensed at Australia's treatment of children in immigration detention.

No, Clive, asylum seeker bill won’t make it easier for the most vulnerable

No, Clive, asylum seeker bill won’t make it easier for the most vulnerable

Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But they are turning humanitarian visas into skilled migrant visas, write refugee law experts Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Contrary to the Abbott government's claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won't be good for the Australian economy.

Migrants miss out as family visas dumped

Migrants miss out as family visas dumped

Migrants who hoped to bring their family members to Australia under certain visas are out of luck, with the Immigration Department summarily repealing certain sub-classes.

457s and temporary migration: where the pressure points are

457s and temporary migration: where the pressure points are

Australia’s temporary visa program is generally operating well, but new data shows where problems are emerging, writes immigration expert Henry Sherrell at Inside Story.

Saville’s Shout: rational refugee policy … food for thought …

Saville’s Shout: rational refugee policy … food for thought …

Labor MP Andrew Leigh has some sensible things to say about the immigration debate. Plus why the Western diet is killing the world.

Stop the people smugglers

Stop the people smugglers

Crikey readers talk climate denialism, The Australian's true purpose and who should set Australia's immigration policy.

Memo to Scott Morrison: don’t deport gay man to Pakistan

Memo to Scott Morrison: don’t deport gay man to Pakistan

The Greens have joined in a last-ditch bid to stop a gay man being deported to Pakistan. Ali Choudhry could be forced to leave his Brisbane-based partner as early as tomorrow.