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.
How can literature influence public policy?
Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?
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.