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A passionate crowd of 1000 mostly Afghan-Australians and young people marched on Parliament House, calling for peace in Afghanistan. Anne McMenamin reports.

Scott Morrison probably never intended to rescue Afghans who had helped Australia’s occupation forces, but he is being forced to. Sue Bolton  argues that he must be forced to do a lot more.

A former Department of Immigration deputy secretary told a rally for the Murugappan family that good immigration policy can and should be compassionate. Paul Oboohov reports.

For the world's most persecuted people, the prospect of a return to 'normal' after the pandemic does not look very bright, writes Joanna Psaros.

Denying permanent residency to a 6-year-old Australian-born child because he has cerebral palsy shows this government's complete and utter political and moral bankruptcy, writes Janet Parker

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

When Indian cricketers reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia’s ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues the media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.

A sizable protest in Melbourne demanded freedom for refugees detained in a hotel prison, reports Chloe DS

More than 230 people participated in an online rally organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria on July 19, reports Chris Slee.

July 19 marks seven years since Kevin Rudd said people seeking asylum, who arrive by boat, would never be settled in Australia. Alex Bainbridge spoke to councillors Jonathan Sri and Sue Bolton about the campaign to free imprisoned refugees and end the cruel policy. 

Bipartisan mistreatment of refugees since 2001 has been a key feature of politics in Australia. But the movement for refugee rights has won some concessions and it could win more, writes Alex Bainbridge.

Refugees in the Kangaroo Point detention centre are making a passionate cry for freedom and their supporters, outside, are giving them hope, writes Alex Bainbridge.

Refugee and asylum seeker supporters began an occupation on May 12 of the Mantra Hotel in Preston, Melbourne, where more than 65 asylum seekers are being held under guard, reports Kerry Smith.

With protesting suspended, the refugee movement is exploring new ways to express solidarity with those left in precarious situations in their continuing detention hell, writes Zebedee Parkes.

Refugees and supporters protested outside the Department of Immigration in Sydney on August 12 to demand a fair process, permanent protection and family reunion pathways.

With the re-election of the Coalition government, conservatives have become emboldened to intensify their agenda of transferring even more wealth and power to the already dominant at the expense of the rest of us, writes Nick Fredman.

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