The debate over Australia's deportation laws is tearing Australia apart from one of its closest allies — and it's only getting worse.
The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.
Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews yesterday made material public relating to his decision to cancel Dr Haneef’s visa. He released Advice obtained from the Solicitor-General David Bennett QC which Advice quoted some material.
Section 501 of the Migration Act has been used to detain terror suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef, and it has given rise to considerable dissent in the legal fraternity. Thomas Hunter reports.