Speaking with: Shanthi Robertson and Ien Ang on migrants, refugees and Australia’s place in Asia

Dallas Rogers, Western Sydney University Australia’s refugee and border protection policies have been in the spotlight again this week as riots broke out at the Christmas Island detention centre following the unexplained death of an escaped asylum seeker. The incident happened just prior to a review of Australia’s human rights record at the UN...

They’re long-term, temporary and invisible: our other migrant workers

Backpackers and international students provide a significant source of labour that is often long-term: but this is ignored by policy makers. Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney University While 457 temporary visas are currently under political scrutiny, thousands of other temporary migrants are now able to work in Australia for extended periods - most notably through...

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