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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Maria Vamvakinou

    • Maria Vamvakinou
    • 17 May 2007

    Maria Vamvakinou has been Labor Member for Calwell since 2001. Prior to her election, Maria worked for two State Labor Ministers and a Federal Labor Senator. Her main areas of interest are multiculturalism, human rights, foreign affairs, immigration and social justice.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Michael Danby

    • Michael Danby
    • 17 May 2007

    Michael Danby has been Labor Member for Melbourne Ports since 1998. Before his election he was a journalist and editor, ministerial advisor and trade union industrial officer. In Parliament, his main areas of interest have been foreign affairs and national security, human rights, immigration, education, and child care.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    David Manne

    • David Manne
    • 17 May 2007

    David Manne is coordinator and principal solicitor at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pacific Solution sends wrong moral message

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 April 2007
    4 Comments

    Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews justified his decision send the 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Nauru, on the grounds that it was necessary to send a message to other would-be illegal immigrants. It is like a teacher beginning class by beating a couple of boys at random in order to discourage others from playing up.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Spain's hard line makes illegal immigration more dangerous

    • Anthony Ham
    • 04 September 2006

    Europe and Africa lie just 14km apart across the Straits of Gibraltar which separate Spain from Morocco, but when it comes to living standards, there is no wider gulf between neighbours anywhere in the world.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Immigration amendments rejection a win for human rights

    • Phil Glendenning
    • 21 August 2006

    The Parliament has shown it is no longer willing to play politics with the lives of asylum seekers. But this latest victory simply maintains the status quo, and eight more people have been sent to Nauru in the past week.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Pressure unrelenting

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 07 July 2006

    The python is an emblem of Australian immigration policy that crushes asylum seekers in order to excrete them.

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  • RELIGION

    Thrown out of court

    • Frank Brennan
    • 05 July 2006

    In February all seven judges of the High Court threw out Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock’s ‘privative clause’ which was an attempt to deny asylum seekers and all other visa applicants access to the courts.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    An Australian slave trade

    • Georgina Costello
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The trafficking of women highlights the consequences of the government’s policy on illegal immigration

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Population time bomb

    • Anthony Ham
    • 27 April 2006

    Europe's immigration conundrum

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Kerry Murphy

    • Kerry Murphy

    Kerry Murphy is a partner with the specialist immigration law firm D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers. He is a student of Arabic, former Jesuit Refugee Service coordinator, teaches at ACU and was recognised by AFR best lawyers survey as one of Australia's top immigration lawyers.

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