Sealing off a country is certainly possible, but it would have catastrophic consequences.
Rioters could be charged with causing, in Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's estimation, "well over $1 million of damage" to the center.
Guards at the Christmas Island detention center have reportedly abandoned their posts as a fire burns and detainees tear down fences.
The case of a 23-year-old Somali refugee named Abyan, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by an unknown assailant on Nauru, should be extremely concerning for Australians.
We need to decide if we're actually going to do something about systemic violence against women, or just act like it.
Women are often forced to line up for hours to access pads and tampons. Many bleed through their clothes and are forced to make due with tent cloths.
Across Europe, people are coming together for a day of action for refugees on Saturday.
After two weeks on the water, a boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities. Its passengers were transferred to a naval vessel where they remained under guard for 29 days.
We eventually did the right thing, but with a profound reluctance that will not be forgotten.
Is there really a "swarm" of benefit scroungers trying to get into soft-touch Britain?
Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
One officer was knocked out as people threw bricks at police who were helping the UK Border Agency round up an immigrant in London.
For the second time in under a year, Australia has secretly held a group of refugees at sea before sending them back where they came from.
Television has always had a huge and direct impact on social policy. Abbott's dismissal of the medium isn't just intellectually dishonest, it's plain out of touch.
As the election approaches, nobody's talking about the humanitarian crisis on our doorstep.
Anger at bad conditions and indefinite periods of detention has boiled over into widespread protest.
Safdar Ahmed's "Villawood" tells the stories of refugees and the loneliness, hopelessness, and banality that results from incarceration.
As a Parliamentary inquiry laid into the unlimited detention of migrants, we spoke to a Nigerian who the UK Home Office refuses to believe is a lesbian, because she has children.
The photographer spent time in Indonesia with the people suffering the consequences of Australia's refugee policies.
Tony Abbott responded to the report by recommending the commission send former Immigration Minister Scott Morrison a thank-you note for his work protecting human rights.
On January 29, Australia was placed on the Human Rights Watch list for its treatment of indigenous people, asylum seekers, and the LGBTI community. Where was Tim Wilson when all this was going on?
They wanted to protest against immigrant "invaders" but were hassled and attacked by anti-fascists.
The Irish government is denying rights to immigrants while seeking them for Irish emigrants in the US.
One day Mana Neyestani woke up and found himself a criminal and a racist—a once-respected artist turned into a prisoner, then a fugitive, then a refugee.