Refugee Activist slams new Leadership

Following last weeks leadership spill, we spoke with Refugee Rights Action Network Spokesperson, Sally Thompson, about what a change in leadership will mean for refugees on Manus and Nauru Island. Despite both Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton being past and present immigration ministers respectively, Ms Thompson believes neither are particularly credible to run the country…

Anning’s speech: underlying ideas, contrasting opinions, and future prospects

Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial maiden speech in Parliament has exploded into a massive divisive issue, particularly on social media, definitely this week’s hot topic. Political experts and local councillors are writing off his speech as a publicity stunt, but any press is good press… Many politicians have condemned Anning for his maiden speech, using an…

Anning Speech Censured Over ‘Final Solution’ Muslim Immigration Remarks

Senator Fraser Anning has been condemned across Federal Parliament over speech that called for a ban on Muslim immigration and evoked language popularised by Nazi Germany. Politicians including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson criticised the Katter Australian Party senator’s Tuesday maiden senate speech, after he said…

US Government to start detaining children alongside parents

The US government said in a court filing that it has the right to detain children with their parents when caught illegally entering into the US while they face their immigration proceedings. Previously children were released from custody after 20 days due to a 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement, which was interpreted…

Over 100 migrants feared drowned near Tripoli coast

More than 100 migrants are still missing and feared to have drowned after an overloaded boat headed for Europe capsized off the western coast of Libya. 16 survivors have been picked up from the boat, joining more than 300 other migrants that had been brought back to shore from at least two other boats. The…

Nearly 2000 children separated from parents in two months at US-Mexico border

The US Government said that 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31 as part of the Trump administration’s stricter border control policies. This has occurred as the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy announced by US Attorney General Jeff Session under which criminal charges are placed against those…

Demonstrators Protest Against Detention Centre Violence Following Rohingya Refugee Death

Protestors have demonstrated ongoing violence against Manus Island refugees outside Perth’s Department of Immigration office, following the death of a Rohingya refugee in immigration detention last week. Demonstrators made paper flowers to peacefully call for an end to the intentional killing of refugees offshore “in the name of ‘deterrence’”, after Rohingya refugee Salim died on…

Citizenship Reform 2.0 Returns To Parliament Next Month

Citizenship reform is back and ready to be debated in Federal Parliament next month, with questions remaining over the difficulty of the citizenship test. Citizenship Minister, Alan Tudge, visited Perth and met with Ian Goodenough, speaking to migrant residents about their concerns over citizenship. Mr Goodenough said the citizenship amendment bill will require applicants to…

Multicultural Groups Slammed Government’s Push On Tougher English Tests

During a recent speech at the Menzies Research Centre, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has stated his argument regarding Australia’s multiculturalism and challenge on integration. Although he agreed that Australia is a successful multicultural nation, he warned that the achievement cannot be taken for granted. His comments have triggered debates as the Federal Government plans to…

Morrison: Abbott’s Migration Cuts Proposal Will Cost $5 Billion

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut permanent migration to Australia would cost the federal budget almost $5 billion dollars over the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, said Abbott’s plan fails to recognise the economic prosperity created by migrants. Tony Abbott’s plans to reduce Australia’s annual immigration intake by 80,000 people is…