By Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy
First published in The Conversation, 27 June 2014
Earlier this week, immigration minister Scott Morrison introduced the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill in response to a High Court decision that ruled invalid his move to cap the number of protection visas at 2773 until July 1.
By Claire Higgins
First published in The Conversation, 19 June 2014
It’s been a busy Refugee Week so far. The High Court dismissed a constitutional challenge to offshore processing of asylum seekers, while the federal Labor caucus rejected an internal motion calling for the party to end its support of that very policy.