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The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

Australian asylum policy has been a 20-year fight to the bottom. Is there finally a turning point in sight?

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Contrasts in how migrants were received in different parts of Mexico reflect the current international crisis of border control.

Could Andrew Wilkie’s proposed refugee laws actually work?

Could Andrew Wilkie’s proposed refugee laws actually work?

Evacuating Nauru and Manus are the regular targets of refugee activists but what about a longer term strategy?

The government is lying about how and why it is taking children off Nauru

The government is lying about how and why it is taking children off Nauru

Scott Morrison has taken credit for the transfer of sick children off Nauru in accordance with existing policy — the truth is his government has fought relentlessly to stop it from happening.

Want to reunite with your family in Australia? That’ll be $43k, please

Want to reunite with your family in Australia? That’ll be $43k, please

Alternatively, you can pay just $3870. Of course, that option comes with a 25-year layover, writes migration blogger and freelance writer Henry Sherrell.

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

Want to run Australia's immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Serco might not retain it.

In the race to be brutal, you have to finish the job

In the race to be brutal, you have to finish the job

Australia's policy of brutality towards asylum seekers isn't foolproof, as the deadly Manus Island protest revealed. Pitched into the Pacific solution by Labor, the government now has to own it.

Refugee Convention a political distraction from the real policy task

Refugee Convention a political distraction from the real policy task

Targeting the UN Refugee Convention won't address the challenge of stopping the boats -- but it might fix Labor's political problem.