Immigration
Sky News debate on asylum seeker policy: Indisputable facts

A Sky News debate on asylum seeker policy will feature IA columnist and immigration expert Dr Abul ...  
Working holidaymakers continue strong contribution to net migration

A surge in working holidaymakers has increased challenges for the Albanese Government to curb net ...  
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Record temporary entrants set new challenges for net migration

A surge in temporary entrants over the Christmas period has given the Government new challenges in ...  
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Murdoch article drums up hysteria with factual errors

Blatant factual errors in an article published by The Australian on the Government's immigration ...  
Politics of immigration in 2024: More Dutton dog-whistling

Even just a few weeks into the new year, there is every indication the Opposition intends to use ...  
Albanese Government still pushing to mend Coalition's student visa mess

From 1 July 2023, the Albanese Government belatedly started tightening the student visa policy it ...  
Labor Government's 2024 challenge to restore visa integrity

Despite the Government’s $160 million package to address the massive growth in asylum seekers ...  
#8 TOP IA STORY OF 2023: Boom in international students could have unintended consequences

Independent Australia has experts in their field writing regular columns and former senior ...  
The ‘tradie’ fast track visa stream beat-up

Lobby groups, along with Peter Dutton, are up in arms about overseas tradies being discluded from ...  
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Albanese promises net migration fall to pre-pandemic levels

Should Labor fail to rein in net migration as it promises, it may face the political consequences ...  
Released refugees and secondary punishment pose political challenge

A new verdict on immigration detention has set a challenge for Labor, doing its best to avoid the ...  
Work cut out for Government in managing net migration

The Labor Government is still doing its best to control the visa system mess left by the Coalit ...  
Shadow Minister Dan Tehan slams Labor's immigration policy

Shadow Minister for Immigration Dan Tehan addressed the Coalition's criticisms of Labor's immig ...  
As tourism explodes, visa due diligence is key

The Department of Home Affairs must balance granting visitor visas and limit the misuse of this ...  
Albanese's new China visa agreement will hardly 'release floodgates'

Dr Abul Rizvi considers whether the PM’s new visa agreement with China will "open the floo ...  
Both major parties shirk responsibility for migration management

Ever since Kevin Rudd was shouted down for believing in a “big Australia”, no politician has ...  
Management of student visas has Government in a pickle

While the Albanese Government has done its best to amend the visa system chaos left by the Coal ...  
Government between a rock and a hard place on permanent migration program

In its attempt to repair the immigration system chaos caused by the Coalition, the Albanese ...  
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