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Australians in Canada Step Up to Help Refugees
November 12, 2019

Australians in Canada Step Up to Help Refugees

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra’s offshore detention centers are a source of national shame. A Canadian refugee resettlement program illustrates a way forward.

Australia and the Case of the Rohingya
September 09, 2019

Australia and the Case of the Rohingya

By Grant Wyeth
In a recent visit to Bangladesh, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne took time to tour the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar.
Australia's Harsh Immigration Policy
September 01, 2019

Australia's Harsh Immigration Policy

By Claire Loughnan
The re-elected Liberal government in Australia will continue to secure the border, but at what cost?

Hundreds of Refugees Protest Outside Australian Parliament
July 31, 2019

Hundreds of Refugees Protest Outside Australian Parliament

By Rod McGuirk
Australia’s policy toward refugees who arrive by boat once again comes under fire.

Refugee Soccer Player Held in Thailand Allowed to Return Home to Australia
February 12, 2019

Refugee Soccer Player Held in Thailand Allowed to Return Home to Australia

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Hakeem al-Araibi was released by a Thai court after over two months in prison battling extradition to his native Bahrain.

Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
January 30, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Tassanee Vejpongsa
Hakeem al-Araibi faces extradition to Bahrain, where he says he faces political persecution.

Don't Let APEC Overshadow the Manus Island Debacle
November 16, 2018

Don't Let APEC Overshadow the Manus Island Debacle

By Nicholas Bequelin
Will APEC leaders stand by while Australia condemns hundreds to indefinite offshore detention – including in PNG?
Between Home and a Hard Place: Paying Refugees to Return
October 27, 2017

Between Home and a Hard Place: Paying Refugees to Return

By Theophilus Kwek and Rebecca Buxton
Australia's offer to pay Rohingyas to return home highlights how vulnerable refugees are to economic coercion.

Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
September 08, 2017

Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers

By Grant Wyeth
Had the suit gone to court, it would have aired allegations of abuse at Australia’s PNG-based detention facility.

Australia Must Lift Its Game If It Wants to Lead on the Human Rights Council
July 26, 2017

Australia Must Lift Its Game If It Wants to Lead on the Human Rights Council

By Tom Clarke
Australia now looks certain to take a seat at the UN’s Human Rights Council, but will it be constructive or a spoiler?

Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
December 19, 2016

Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims

By Luke Hunt
Immigration chief heads to the United States to ensure a resettlement deal holds under Donald Trump.
Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers
October 31, 2016

Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers

By Grant Wyeth
The Coalition has long catered to far-right elements. The new legislation follows that trend.

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