Migration

Undue suspicion of Chinese Australian scientists slows progress
Undue suspicion of Chinese Australian scientists slows progress
With technological competition now at the centre of the geostrategic rivalry between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, scientific exchange and collaboration…
Australia could lead the way on Rohingya crisis
Australia could lead the way on Rohingya crisis
The Rohingya people need a new deal. With Australia’s decision on 10 November to prioritise Myanmar nationals for humanitarian visas, now is the time for the government to step up…
Australia wants to attract the world’s best? Make it easier to migrate
Australia wants to attract the world’s best? Make it easier to migrate
A few years ago, an Indian photographer friend living in Malaysia was flying to Fiji on assignment. He opted to fly through Sydney with a five-hour stopover, enough time, he…
Strengthening disaster resilience in the Pacific
Strengthening disaster resilience in the Pacific
Climate change is compounding disaster risk around the world. Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make clear that the growing effects of…
Refugees may become victims of Malaysia’s electoral politics
Refugees may become victims of Malaysia’s electoral politics
Campaigning is well underway for Malaysia’s general election, set to be held on 19 November. In the leadup to the high-stakes poll, Malaysia’s government has made the…
Risks and responses repatriating foreign terrorist fighters and families
Risks and responses repatriating foreign terrorist fighters and families
Last weekend, the first of about 60 Australian women and children planned to be repatriated from detention camps in Syria arrived home. As has been the case in most Western…
Can the UK stop the boats?
Can the UK stop the boats?
Suella Braverman once again became the UK’s Home Secretary, six days after resigning. Braverman remains committed to delivering the Conservative Party’s signature immigration…
Maldives: the legacy of Islamic State
Maldives: the legacy of Islamic State
From 2014 to 2018, more people departed the Maldives to join with Islamic State than from any other country. In total, this figure is estimated at 250 men and women from a…
Islamic State: women, justice, and a complex impasse
Islamic State: women, justice, and a complex impasse
Reporting that the government will repatriate Australian women and children from Kurdish-run detention camps in Syria is recognition that the current state of affairs could not…
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…