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ACTU joins forces with big business to try to build a big Australia

The ACTU is working with the Business Council and Australian Industry Group to grow Australia's ...  
Peter Dutton’s ‘rule of law’ comments could come back to haunt him

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and senior staff from his department could face criminal ...  
Anzac Day and Abdel-Magied: The point for migrants and people of colour

By vilifying Abdel-Magied, conservative white Australia was making a point for the benefit of ...  
Australia can't rely on 'deterrence' to excuse its immoral refugee policies

The only argument offered for Australia's torturous refugee policies is that it stops others ...  
Big Australia and bust: Immigration is a drag on our economy and lifestyle

Australia can choose not to be 'big' if it wants; both our material income and our quality of life ...  
A plea for the environment: Let's build a circular economy

Most of the pressing environmental problems could be quite easily solved if we just possessed the ...  
Happy New Year, gang! Turnbull and Dutton's horror start to 2018

Forget Dutton's scares about gangs on the streets of Melbourne, writes managing editor Dave ...  
Australia's border protection regime is most definitely not the 'envy of the world'

Rather than being the 'envy of the world' as the Government claims, our border protection policies ...  
Bill Shorten's reply to Australians of the Year regarding Manus — inadequate

The best that can be said for Bill Shorten's 24 November reply to several former Australians of ...  
Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and asylum seekers

A new book on Australian refugee policy aims to be a bipartisan guide to change, but avoids the ...  
Australia's heartless 'House of Discards' refuse First Nations' fundamental rights

The weakness at the heart of our democracy is revealed in the lack of protections for our First ...  
Malcolm Turnbull, Manus and New Zealand: Time to let these people go

New Zealand has offered sanctuary to 150 refugees Australia has marooned on Manus Island, but our ...  
How to flee persecution to Australia properly and other nonsense rhymes

'Fleeing the Nazis (or maybe the Commies)', 'We can't let you out because you might sneak in' ...  
Manus Island: A crime of the heart

Events on Manus Island reflect a a total collapse of our collective capacity for empathy, compa ...  
Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's refugee policy

Kevin Bain reviews a new book by Claire Higgins which traces the origins of Australia's asylum ...  
Wilson Security: Working hand-in-hand with – and protected by – Government

Apparently, writing ‘WILSON: Human Rights Abusers’ in chalk on a glass window is seen by the ...  
Second class citizens: More consequential citizenship issues

If Australian Governments feel free to treat citizen minorities as lesser than others, what kind ...  
Meat to the bigots: Peter Dutton, Alan Jones and the PC myth

Peter Dutton is determined to entrench a deep rift into our society between those who care and ...