Refugees & migrants

Filmmaker Alfred Pek's new documentary exposes Australia’s cruel border protection policy by telling the moving stories of three refugees stuck in limbo in Indonesia.

As the breakout of the Delta variant continues to grip Sydney, Sam Wainwright argues that it is obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge efficiently or fairly.

Niko Leka quotes from Farhad Bandesh, who was imprisoned on Manus Island and later in the Mantra Hotel, who said the torture of innocent people amounts to the 'absolute neglect of humanity'.

Alex Bainbridge reports on a protest to mark eight years since Kevin Rudd declared the so-called “PNG solution”.

Protesters marked eight years since the Kevin Rudd government announced he would stop asylum seekers arriving by boat from ever settling in Australia. Alex Salmon reports.

The cases of 18 refugee rights activists who participated in a car convoy last year have been adjourned to October. Chris Slee reports.

Refugee rights supporters rallied outside Northern Hospital to show their support for a Tamil refugee who has been detained for more than 11 years. Chris Slee reports.

The impacts of climate change in the Pacific are compounded by the legacy of colonial occupation and the responses of rich countries to displacement, writes Susan Price.

Despite promises made during his election campaign, US President Joe Biden has continued Donald Trump’s inhumane policies towards refugees fleeing horrific conditions south of the border, writes Barry Sheppard

The federal government insists that the Murugappan family do not meet the refugee criteria and can be safely returned to Sri Lanka. Janet Parker takes a look at the adverse security situation for Tamils.

About 13,000 Kurdish refugees from south-eastern Turkey live inside the UNHCR-recognised Makhmur refugee camp, which is being attacked by Turkish forces, reports Peter Boyle.

Chris Petersen and Chloe DS report that 14 refugees have been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest at their imprisonment. 

If the Murugappan refugee family is released from Perth community detention, they are likely to join 18,000 others on insecure temporary visas. Chloe DS reports on the cruel visa system.

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.

The Murugappan family has become a symbol for all refugees who have been treated as less than human because of Australian border and immigration policies, argues Renuga Inpakuma

Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.

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