The coronavirus crisis has again raised the question of Australia's reliance on immigration. We ask our commentators whether immigration should be substantially cut, even if it hurts the economy.
Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.
For neoliberals and big business, sovereignty should be a distant second to maximising economic growth. That's why they're backing China rather than Australia.
Solving the horticulture industry's reliance on foreign and undocumented workers will require a lot more than just tightening the borders.
The coming debate over the resumption of migration will pit unusual allies against each other.
Key sectors that rely on temporary workers will have to look locally for staff while border restrictions persist.
In a world with lower growth and less immigration, Australia's traditional sources of growth won't be able to stimulate jobs growth. What will take their place?
There is no conscience in our treatment of these people. It is passionless, gruesome officiousness, grinding them to dust in the name of the rule of a law that is bad.
Australia has relied on a migrant population to propel the economy, but it's going to be hard to get it growing again.
Global COVID-19 cases have doubled in a fortnight to pass the 2 million mark and Chief Minister Michael Gunner will today announce a $20 million package aimed at “plugging gaps” in the federal JobKeeper program.