The latest citizenship-stripping plan risks statelessness, indefinite detention and constitutional challenge

Dr Sangeetha Pillai
First published in The Conversation on 24 November 2018

This week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced the federal government’s intention to introduce changes to Australia’s citizenship-stripping law

Nothing surrendered but much to be gained from UN migration pact

By Jane McAdam & Guy Goodwin-Gill
First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 November 2018

For Australia, migration has been a nation-building enterprise that has yielded immense economic, social, and cultural benefits. It is truly part of our DNA.

Never too late to get the kids off Nauru

By Jane McAdam
First published in The Interpreter, 25 October 2018

Over the past six years, we have witnessed the steady, if not accelerating, deterioration of the mental and physical health of refugee children on Nauru. Their suffering has been described by medical experts as worse than they have seen in war zones or refugee camps around the world.

Peter Dutton’s decisions on the au pairs are legal - but there are other considerations

By Dr Sangeetha Pillai
First published in The Conversation, 4 September 2018

Amid controversy over the Minister for Immigration granting tourist visas to foreign au pairs against the advice of senior Border Force officials, Dr Sangeetha Pillai explains the scope of the minister’s legal power to grant visas in such instances, and the issues at play.

Rights for people forced out by climate change

By Jane McAdam and Walter Kälin
First published in The Interpreter, 27 August 2018

In one area, at least, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration represents a significant breakthrough: it expressly recognises that climate change, disasters and environmental degradation can drive people to leave their homes.

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