Citizenship in Australia is not a constitutional right, leaving Australian citizenship law vulnerable to political whims.
The No Business in Abuse campaign, which is urging super funds to abandon their stake in companies that support or profit from the detention of asylum seekers, has the potential to reframe the refugee debate.
Claire Hammerton of ChilOut argues all children should be removed from onshore and offshore immigration detention and appropriate laws enacted to ensure children are never again detained for prolonged periods.
Asylum-seeker children born in Australia are still deemed “unauthorised maritime arrivals”. Sayomi Ariyawansa explains this peculiar situation in Australian law.