Immigration is a hot-button topic in today’s troubled times, with the world’s heavy hitters making unprecedented moves to control immigration and increase national security. Hosted by The Briefing’s Alex McKinnon, a panel of experts weigh in on Australia’s immigration debate, with a focus on security, civil liberties and where we stand on the global stage. Featuring The Guardian’s Ben Doherty, associate editor of The Australian Caroline Overington and ABC’s Sarah Whyte. 

Ben Doherty (Australian)

Ben Doherty

Ben Doherty is a foreign affairs correspondent for The Guardian, and has spent a decade reporting across the Asia-Pacific, including postings in South-East Asia and South Asia. A three-time winner of a Walkey Award, Australia’s highest journalism honour, he has also won three United Nations Association Media Peace Prizes. He holds master's degrees in international law and international relations from the University of Oxford and from UNSW. He is the author of a novel, Nagaland, a love story for modern India.