I’m lucky to possess a passport that allows me to freely travel wherever I like. We, including our government, tend to take this for granted.
I might be a new resident of this land, but the alien contours of the National Park are exactly the Australia that we migrants treasure, and remember.
Yesterday, Peter Dutton made his return. However, his noisy reemergence (backed by media outlets) should not make us forget the questions that still hang above him.
According to a new paper, there are many more migrants than we think, but a third of them have returned home.
Scott Morrison believes that the populace has told him “loud and clear” to cut immigration. But what do we think?
The week saw freed Bali Nine smuggler Renae Lawrence turn herself in for previous outstanding charges, an American missionary killed in India, and an enthusiastic father going too far to ensure his son’s football team’s win.
The name on the door might have changed, but the challenges those stranded in our detention centres haven’t. So, Mr Shorten, Mr Morrison. What is your plan to solve this issue?
It has been argued that people are more upset about separating illegal immigrant parents and children than they are about children being ripped from parents and placed into foster care. This foster caregiver weighs in.
I’m a migrant that calls Australia home, but part of me still exists in my other home. I’m forever oscillating between alienation and acceptance.
The deportation program that has seen Kiwis returned home for a host of petty crimes has drawn vociferous criticism from the NZ government. But who is in the right?
With the conditions of our offshore detention now being exposed, it’s best we do not forget Fazel Chegeni, a true victim of our apathy.
With the conditions on new citizens tougher, it begs us to ask not only who we are, but what we expect.
With the racist dog-whistle firmly between their lips, Turnbull and Dutton have set the tone. It’s up to us to ensure our bark is less than our bite.
There’s a general thought that is permeating the Australian experience. More immigrants mean more crime. But is there any truth to it?
As we shuffle closer to Brexit, the incompetence builds. On the back of developing a crucial citizenship app that half the population can’t use, I suspect it might be deliberate.
For many migrants, a relationship is not just their reason for leaving their home, it is the sole legal tether to their new one.
There remains a lot of uncertainty for DACA recipients like Ruby. As they’re unsure what will happen next, and confusion and fear is preventing many from renewing their status.
In Dutton’s mind, he’s not a monster, he’s just ahead of the curve. In fact, unpacking the man, he’s our very own Joker.
It seems that the issue with ‘boat people’ is a contemporary one, however, the way we treated the Maltese in 1916 proves that to be a fallacy.
With Peter Dutton beckoning South African farmers to step to the front of the immigration queue and ignoring everyone else, who he loves is obvious.
Our problem with those who arrive on our shores is well documented, however, after recently visiting Britain, who harbours a similar problem, the solution is obvious.
The ongoing crisis at Manus is not just an issue that needs solving, it is also a slash across the face of the Australia we grew up idolising.