By Madeline Gleeson
First published in The Conversation, 3 February 2016
On Wednesday, over five separate judgments, the High Court dismissed a challenge to the legality of Australia’s offshore processing regime. The judgment has been reported as a “win” for the government. However, things may not be that clear-cut.
By Claire Higgins and Rawan Arar
First published in the ANU Policy Forum, 30 December 2015
As Australia begins its resettlement of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, news has emerged that the same number of Syrians are currently stranded on the Jordanian border, seeking to join over 630,000 refugees already hosted in that country.
BY Dr Claire Higgins
First published in ANU's Asia & the Pacific Policy Society (APPS) Policy Forum, 6 November 2015
In the last three months, the Australian government has spent $280m detaining asylum seekers and settling refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. In that time, it has been alleged that some of these asylum seekers and refugees have been raped or suffered mental or physical ill health.