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)

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Ben Doherty is a Walkley Award-winning immigration correspondent for The Guardian Australia. He was formerly Southeast Asia correspondent for The Guardian Australia, and South Asia correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a three time Walkley Award winner, and was 2008 Young Australian Print Journalist of the Year. He holds a Master of International Law and International Relations from the University of New South Wales, and in 2015 was a Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Caroline Overington (Australian)

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Caroline Overington is the associate editor of The Australian. She is a two-time Walkley Award winner (for investigative journalism) and has won the Sir Keith Murdoch award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for business writing. She is also a thriller writer and is the author of Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing.