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The real issues with 457 visas

In an article published on The Conversation today, PLPRU’s Joanna Howe explains the problems with Australia’s system of ‘457 visas’, arguing that the reality is not reflected in the political debate.

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US deal is a good news story for refugees – here’s why it took so long

In a piece written for The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly explains the context surrounding, and implications of, the Australian government’s plan to resettle asylum seekers in the US.

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Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era

Two PLPRU members,  Professor Rosemary Owens  and Dr Joanna Howe, have edited and contributed chapters to a book published this month by Hart Publishing UK entitled: Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era; The Regulatory Challenges. The essays in the collection examine the complex regulatory challenges arising from temporary labour migration and the extent to which […]

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Explainer: would Australia’s immigration system work in Britain?

In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly examines whether Australia’s immigration system would work in Britain. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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Shaping 2015: The boats have stopped, now the real work begins in immigration

In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly looks at the year ahead in asylum seeker law and policy, predicting that it will be a more difficult for the Government to promote its hard-line policy in 2015. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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The High Court ends backdoor law making (for now)

In this post Drs Gabrielle Appleby and Joanna Howe explain the importance of two recent High Court decisions – Plaintiff M150/2003 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection – dealing with the government’s use of delegated legislative provisions in an attempt to reinstate Temporary Protection […]

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UPCOMING EVENT – Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Refugee Policy Forum

In August 2012, in response to an Expert Panel report on Refugee Policy (the Houston report), the Federal Government began a dramatic shift in its refugee policy. Since that time, the government has: re-opened regional processing centres in Nauru and Manus Island; excised the whole of the Australian mainland from the migration zone; introduced a […]

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Entrenching the Regional Processing Regime

Last week, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly gave evidence at a hearing of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the latest amendments to the Migration Act. In this blog, he explains his impression of the Committee’s focus and concerns based on that hearing. Last year, Gabrielle Appleby and Matthew Stubbs and I wrote a […]

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