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Australia has a duty of care to refugees

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

2 November 2015

A Somali refugee who is pregnant as the result of an alleged rape was last Friday returned to Nauru without the abortion she was asking for. The woman, known as Abyan, was flown from Nauru to...

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

30 October 2015

Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU), have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council (...

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

28 October 2015

Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly every four days in the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. This is no official secret. Transfield, the company in charge of Australia’s...

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

20 October 2015

It is now ten years since the 2005 United Nations World Summit where states unanimously endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In particular, many states are supportive of Pillars One...

Carly Gordon. Image by James Walsh.

Has Australia ever had a humane asylum policy?

24 September 2015

Australia's current asylum policy is often compared with the country's more humanitarian past. Many have accused today's government of defying a proud humanitarian tradition of welcoming persecuted...

Collateral benefit and damage

31 July 2015

The ruling in the case between China and the Philippines over competing claims in the South China Sea will strain relations between Manila and Beijing, but it’ll also impact Vietnam, Taiwan,...

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The Sustainable Development Goals: Team bumblebee or team chimera?

22 July 2015

The sun is setting rapidly on the MDG era. Only months away, at the end of September, world leaders will assemble at the United Nations in New York to agree on a shiny new set of goals to guide...

Carly Gordyn. Photo by James Walsh.

Reaping the rewards of research

20 February 2015

Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.Like many people, Carly Gordyn didn’t consider...

Western thinking shouldn't mean frosty relations with China. Photo by AFP.

Time for a new China vision

20 February 2015

 China is not seeking to break the rules of global order, writes Stuart Harris.Australia’s foreign policy, and notably its relations with the US and China, has been a mix of positives and negatives...

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The Singapore Grand Prix and soft power

19 September 2014

Formula One is about serious speed, cutting-edge engineering and transformative technology. But mostly it’s about money. Like no other sport, Formula One (F1) follows the money. That’s why the F1...

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