asylum seekers

Protecting children on the move

A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that is where the need is greatest. Olivia Wenholz reports.

Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia

The Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently hosted a panel discussion in Washington DC

Does it matter who runs our offshore immigration detention centres?

The company that is responsible for running our offshore detention centres where asylum seekers harm themselves every four days could be sold to a Spanish company. Broadspectrum, formally known as Transfield, has been approached for a take-over by Madrid-based Ferrovial​. This bid raises some important questions about how foreign ownership will affect accountability and governance of the detention centres, as well as the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees within them.

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

The case of an asylum seeker who was allegedly raped at a detention centre in Nauru has again shown that Australia has a duty of care - and must act on it, writes Carly Gordyn.

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Companies like Transfield are under attack for running offshore migration detention centres, but they are the wrong target, argues Carly Gordyn.

Has Australia ever had a humane asylum policy?

PhD scholar Carly Gordon on why Australian governments have always feared boat arrivals.

The Rohingya and regional failure

The ongoing humanitarian crisis exposes dangerous vacuum at the centre of ASEAN’s commitment to be ‘people-centred’, writes Mathew Davies.

Australia can change Asia for the better

Even on issues as divisive as the death penalty, Australia can affect change in the region.

Reaping the rewards of research

Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.

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