Migration

Economic diplomacy: Nation building at home and abroad
Economic diplomacy: Nation building at home and abroad
Broader security Australia’s ministers for home affairs and their immigration or border protection predecessors in recent years have tended to be associated with rhetoric about…
The right tools for a coherent regional response to forced migration
The right tools for a coherent regional response to forced migration
It has been five years since 700,000 Rohingya – half of them children – were driven from their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, in what the US government has deemed genocide…
Why India needs a refugee law
Why India needs a refugee law
According to United Nations estimates, India hosts almost 213,000 refugees and asylum seekers, most hailing from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China or Myanmar. India’s location in…
Years of living statelessly: refugees in Indonesia
Years of living statelessly: refugees in Indonesia
Nazanin Ali walked stylishly in the Westin Hotel Jakarta lounge. Wearing a black hat and collared shirt, she exhibited the “Makaila Haifa” brand of clothing to the invited guests…
Changing our view of Pacific visas
Changing our view of Pacific visas
Much to the disappointment of Agricultural Minister David Littleproud, in February the Australian Agricultural Visa (“Ag Visa”) was reportedly rejected by Thailand, Philippines,…
Europe triggers “temporary protection” for Ukraine war refugees
Europe triggers “temporary protection” for Ukraine war refugees
Until this week, everyone thought the European Union’s Temporary Protection Directive was dead in the water. Drafted 21 years ago in the aftermath of the Yugoslav crisis, it was…
Novak Djokovic – a symbol for anti-vaxxers?
Novak Djokovic – a symbol for anti-vaxxers?
After the Czech doubles player Renata Voracova was deported from Australia last week following her visa cancellation for not meeting a requirement for non-citizens to be…
When no shots are heard around the world
When no shots are heard around the world
Time may be linear, but history really can play tricks and throw up oddities of connection. Take the tennis. Just over a century ago – a Sunday, 28 June 1914, a 19-year-old named…
A good idea gone nowhere? Diaspora policy in Australia
A good idea gone nowhere? Diaspora policy in Australia
Over the past two decades, an array of organisations and individuals – including PwC, the Asia Society, the Business Council of Australia, academics and public intellectuals –…
The forest for the trees: trouble at the Poland-Belarus border
The forest for the trees: trouble at the Poland-Belarus border
The 418 kilometre border which separates Poland and Belarus does more than divide two states. It forms part of the Eastern border of the European Union and of NATO. Loosely…