How did it come to this?
Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.
Merkel’s refugee stance paying off ahead of German election
Chancellor Angela Merkel is successfully weathering the politics of refugees and should win a fourth term in German election says University of Melbourne expert
What is a refugee?
As numbers of displaced people reach record levels around the world, nations have to find ways of dealing with the growing crisis.
Why ‘illiterate’ jibe is an election dog whistle
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about "illiterate" and "innumerate" refugees are an attempt to win voters, a tactic used successfully before.