Australian immigration and asylum

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Nearly one in five Chinese-Australians threatened or attacked in past year, survey finds
The Covid pandemic and worsening China-Australia tensions are spilling over into discrimination, the Lowy Institute says

Daniel Hurst

02, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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South Australia's Trinity College apologises over students lynching black baby doll
School’s headmaster acknowledges ‘racist elements’ of incident and vows to improve education programs

Royce Kurmelovs

26, Feb, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Senate to hold inquiry into Australia's 'cruel' family visa system
Inquiry welcomed by lawyers who say the Morrison government is ‘causing immense, needless suffering’

Christopher Knaus

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Peter Dutton's push to use 'secret evidence' to revoke citizenship condemned
Rights groups tell Senate inquiry of alarm at bill allowing government to block release of information used in visa decisions

Paul Karp

22, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Labor pushes for inquiry into ‘broken’ visa system that forces applicants to take trips abroad during Covid
Broad-ranging inquiry must also address long delays that keep partners and families separated, opposition says

Christopher Knaus

22, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Biloela Tamil family to remain on Christmas Island after federal court upholds ruling on daughter's visa
Court denounces government’s ‘Kafkaesque’ handling of visa application for youngest Australian-born daughter, who is being detained indefinitely with her family

Josh Taylor

16, Feb, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Biloela family from Queensland awaits ruling in protracted fight to stay in Australia
Tamil family hopes federal court ruling will force federal government to properly consider protection visa application

Luke Henriques-Gomes

15, Feb, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Disabled veteran pleads with Coalition: 'Let my husband stay with me in the country I fought for'
Couple left in limbo with other partner-visa applicants amid requirements labelled ‘madness’, as government’s promised changes yet to be enacted

Christopher Knaus

11, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Alan Tudge tells court judge mistook him for Peter Dutton in 'criminal' conduct finding
Tudge is appealing decision that said his ‘disgraceful conduct’ over asylum seeker was ‘not unprecedented’ but cited earlier Dutton case

Paul Karp

11, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Peter Dutton to be asked to fund lawyer for asylum seeker's medevac challenge
A federal court judge says it’s ‘highly desirable’ to have a senior lawyer on the case which could lead to the release of more than 100 detainees

Nino Bucci

05, Feb, 2021 @4:35 AM

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'It's madness': emergency doctor being forced to travel abroad slams Australia's visa rules
Hotel quarantine places should be kept for stranded people desperate to come home, medic says

Christopher Knaus

03, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Toughing out Covid: how Australia’s social fabric held together during a once-in-a-century crisis
While the US and UK battled resurgent nativism, Australians met the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with resilience and optimism – and strong support for multiculturalism

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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