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Collapse in home building reveals just how much Australia depends on migration

A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.

Cathy Freeman celebrates winning the women's 400 meter race at the Sydney Olympics (Image: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Remember when Australia loved foreigners — and they loved us? Vale Sydney 2000

A lot can change in 20 years. But really, the world changed just one year after the great party.

For some, the pandemic has made it harder to get out of Australia than in

The coronavirus lockdown makes getting into the country almost impossible. But getting out is no easy feat either.

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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China’s rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for a country in desperate need of migrants

There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge

Does Australia’s migration system prioritise Australian workers? To find out, we need to look beyond temporary skilled visas

Federal Population Minister Alan Tudge says the government has been "very, very careful" to prioritise Australians and Australian jobs through the visa system. But is that really the full story?

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Latino Americans are dying by cop too, but fears of la migra stall mass mobilisation

As the US sees mass protests against police violence, the voice of a significant portion of victims — Latino Americans — has been missing.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge

Has the government prioritised Australian workers as Alan Tudge says?

Things aren't as black and white as the minister for population, cities and urban infrastructure seems to think.

Labor immigration spokesperson Senator Kristina Keneally. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Do we need to cut Australia’s immigration, even if that hurts the economy?

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.

Acting Federal Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Phone ban push gives Border Force new powers, treats detainees as criminals

Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.

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