Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election is likely to translate into tougher immigration laws and the repealing of 'Medevac' bill that would ensure seriously ill refugees are flown to mainland Australia for treatment.
Suicide attempts and acts of self-harm are drawing attention again to the suffering of refugee children on Nauru, the tiny island of Oceania north of Australia.
Trump’s Muslim ban complicates the recently signed Australia-US refugee deal – and Australia complicates it further by denying journalists and rights activists entry to the contentious Manus Island detention centre.
When Australia’s offshore immigration centre closes on Tuesday, 600 detainees there will be forced to move, but not to safety. Is Australia getting away with unchecked human rights abuses?
Lawmakers have derailed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to make it difficult for foreigners to obtain visa and citizenship.
The decision by the European Court of Justice goes against advice from its advocate general, who said last month that such visas had to be issued under EU law.
Opposition Labor Party says it will not support legislation to this effect. Conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier announced a proposal to prevent genuine refugees from returning to the country under any circumstances.
Papua New Guinea says Australia's detention center of asylum-seekers on its Manus Island will be closed after supreme court rule.
Australia says it will strip citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terror related crimes
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