Immigration & Citizenship
Australia has been enriched by an immigration programme that has welcomed people of different cultural backgrounds. Our immigration programme must be non-discriminatory on the grounds of nationality, ethnic origin, religion, language, gender, disability, sexuality, age or socioeconomic background. Asylum seekers and refugees are a humanitarian problem, not a national security one.
Australia must abide by its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention – which Australia helped draft – and assess in good faith all asylum seekers who arrive on our mainland or any of our islands. This must be done without discrimination based on the method of arrival.
The Greens’ immigration policies for asylum seekers include limiting detention to a maximum of 30 days for health, identity and security checks, instituting automatic judicial review for further detention, and ensuring that no child is ever held in detention.
15 Aug 2012
How would the Greens' plan help people waiting for protection in our region?
16 May 2013
The government has voted to excise the mainland of Australia from its own migration zone and failed to support any of the three...
15 May 2013
It is shameful that the government has chosen to spend more than double on its no advantage rule and offshore processing ...
09 May 2013
The Greens are calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to visit the children in the Manus Island detention centre when she is i...
07 May 2013
The government’s plan to dump refugee families into the community without work rights or appropriate support will force t...
02 May 2013
The Australian Greens today welcomed the release of a mother and child from the legal black hole of indefinite detention upon A...
26 Apr 2013
As the Australian Government’s offshore detention regime stares down the barrel of another embarrassing legal defeat it s...
22 Apr 2013
The government’s plan to send children to the Curtin Detention Centre is unacceptable, the Australian Greens said.
02 May 2013 | 8:00 pm
Senator Penny Wright to attend the 2013 Edmund Rice Public Address: Would You Wait a Lifetime?
18 Apr 2013
Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon appeared on ABC 24 Capital Hill with Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg talking about Australia's planned l...