Tag Archives: immigration

ABUL RIZVI: Dutton and Pezzullo’s Asylum Seeker Bungle – November Update

David Crowe in the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Dutton’s Department received an average of 77 asylum applications per day in November 2019. That brings the total number of asylum applications in the last five and a half years to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

EMILY FISCHER et al. Playing God: The Immigration Minister’s Unrestrained Power .

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection holds numerous discretionary powers that allow him or her to make substantial and lifelong decisions about the lives of vulnerable people. These powers lack transparency, accountability and are not amenable to review by … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Refugees, Immigration | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on EMILY FISCHER et al. Playing God: The Immigration Minister’s Unrestrained Power .

Making Housing Affordable Series. SAUL ESLAKE. The causes and effects of the housing affordability crisis, and what can and should be done about it.

Treasurer Scott Morrison is right in saying that “there are no single or easy solutions” – even though he (and others on his side of politics) tend to ignore this advice in emphasising ‘supply-side solutions’ and decrying any suggestion of … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, SERIES: Making housing affordable | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

TIM COLEBATCH. Yes, there is such a thing as too much immigration

Adjusting the intake in response to shifts in employment makes long-term sense.   Between 2008 and 2016, in net terms, the Australian labour market expanded by 474,000 full-time jobs. But only 74,000 of them went to people born in Australia. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Refugees, Immigration | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

PETER HUGHES. Losing the plot on immigration policy

If governments choose to make immigration policy based on populism, expect an increase in human suffering……  

Posted in Politics, Refugees, Immigration | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PETER HUGHES. Losing the plot on immigration policy

WALTER HAMILTON. Bad hombres.

Donald J. Trump likes to sound off about ‘bad hombres’ sneaking into the United States to spread terror and crime. Bad hombres come in many shapes and disguises, not only as bad people but also bad ideas.  

Posted in Defence/Security, Refugees, Immigration, World Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments