By Dr Joyce Chia
First published on Crikey, 4 December 2014
We’ve heard a lot this week on whether the government will get its bill introducing temporary protection visas through – but virtually no attention has been paid to its sister bill, which will make it much harder for asylum seekers to even qualify for temporary protection.
By Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy
First published in Crikey, 4 December 2014
In working with refugees in Australia, it can be said that every silver lining has a cloud. This is very evident with the new temporary visas proposed by the government for asylum seekers who arrive by boat.
By Professor Jane McAdam
First published in The Drum, 3 December 2014
The Senate is today debating two bills that propose sweeping changes to Australian refugee law. If passed, they will not only fundamentally change the character of Australia's asylum system, but will also expose Australia to the risk of violating international law.