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Guess who really stopped the boats? (hint: not Abbott)

Guess who really stopped the boats? (hint: not Abbott)

Abbott's favourite catch phrase turns out to be completely untrue. John Menadue, former secretary, Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 1980-83, and Peter Hughes, senior officer in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for 30 years, explain.

Why the boats bill must be allowed to pass

Why the boats bill must be allowed to pass

An imperfect, two-pronged border protection policy that passed the House of Reps last night will ease human tragedy and lay the groundwork for better law. But will Greens obstinancy scupper the solution, asks Rob Burgess?

Church leaders turn to offshore processing

Church leaders turn to offshore processing

This week three Christian leaders publicly expressed distress at the deaths of more asylum seekers trying to reach Australian shores, writes Caz Coleman, a member of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.

Leak for a healthier democracy

Leak for a healthier democracy

It almost always takes a difference of opinion within a cabinet to cause a leak of details of what happened in a cabinet meeting.

Calling for onshore processing is not enough

Calling for onshore processing is not enough

How will we build an onshore system that does not permanently damage asylum seekers who will become future citizens? asks Caz Coleman, of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.

Malaysia may not be a solution, but regional negotiation is

Malaysia may not be a solution, but regional negotiation is

Regardless of the Malaysia Solution, there is a significant argument for engaging with transit countries in our region that bear the burden of hosting far more asylum seekers than Australia does, writes immigration adviser Caz Coleman.

The stopping the boats podcast

The stopping the boats podcast

Crikey’s Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and Crikey editor Sophie Black discuss the Opposition's refusal to support the government's offshore processing amendments.

Deadlock over Malaysia policy

Deadlock over Malaysia policy

Crikey media wrap: After a day of arguments over amendments to the Migration Act, the Gillard government remain at a political standstill on asylum seeker processing, with onshore processing currently the only viable refugee policy.

Gillard cops ‘no’ from all sides

Gillard cops ‘no’ from all sides

Crikey media wrap: Julia Gillard's plan of changing the Migration Act remains in troubled waters, with both the Coalition and Labor MPs threatening to sink the refugee policy.

Malaysia deal not sunk yet

Malaysia deal not sunk yet

Media wrap: Julia Gillard is likely to rescue her High Court-doomed Malaysia Solution policy, with Labor MPs expected to back changes this morning to the current Migration Act to allow offshore processing.