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The grim prospects for pregnant asylum seekers on Nauru

Pregnant asylum seekers on Nauru live in appalling conditions without access to obstetric care. Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University Caroline de Costa says we’re not fulfilling our duty of care.

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Saville’s Shout: rational refugee policy … food for thought …

Labor MP Andrew Leigh has some sensible things to say about the immigration debate. Plus why the Western diet is killing the world.

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Life in PNG: violence and brutality inside — and outside — detention

The Manus Island detention centre might not be the most dangerous place to be in Papua New Guinea, writes an Australian expat in Port Moresby.

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Our new refugee ‘dumping ground’: what Cambodia thinks of the request

Australia now wants to send asylum seekers to Cambodia. Kevin Ponniah, a freelance journalist in Phnom Penh, reports while the government is conducive there are many questioning the fairness.

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In the race to be brutal, you have to finish the job

Australia’s policy of brutality towards asylum seekers isn’t foolproof, as the deadly Manus Island protest revealed. Pitched into the Pacific solution by Labor, the government now has to own it.

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Rundle: a maddening refugee problem we should have seen coming

David Kang saw it coming, when he accosted Prince Charles 20 years ago. So why didn’t anyone else? Now we’re in a cruel, awful mess dealing with boatloads of desperate asylum seekers.

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A generation of damaged people government wants to ignore

We’re creating a generation of damaged souls out of people who seek asylum. One of the bodies set up to monitor the situation has been scrapped by the Abbott government, writes physician and Doctors for Refugees member Dr Michael Glicksman.

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Forget the kabuki act and nail Abbott on universities

Christopher Pyne’s plan to cap university places breaks a commitment to retain Labor’s social democratic framework. Labor should hammer them on it to the exclusion of all else.

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Crikey Calling: the stop-the-boats-and-call-an-election podcast

Kevin Rudd shipped them to PNG, now Tony Abbott is calling in the military. They’ll stop the boats, but will it bring the votes? Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Jason Whittaker talk asylum seekers and the election date.

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PNG deal will save Labor — and end it as we know it

Labor took the only deal it could to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea. But this is now a party divorced from its past, sailing against the tide that carried it this far.

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Crikey Calling: the Kevin-will-fix-it podcast

Kevin Rudd scrapped the carbon tax, but can he stop the boats? Bernard Keane joins Crikey editor Jason Whittaker for an update on the Rudd revolution.

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Could Australia outsource asylum seekers across the Tasman?

Despite a lack of boats, New Zealand introduces new laws to deal with asylum seekers. Are they afraid Australia could tell them to keep moving east, writes Klaus Neumann at Inside Story.

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An ex-ambassador looks at ‘turning back the boats’

Tony Abbott’s policy of turning back asylum seeker boats “when it is safe to do so” will endanger lives and crush navy morale, writes former Australian ambassador to Poland and Cambodia Tony Kevin.

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Parties prevaricate on asylum seekers … and boats keep coming

Labor and the Liberals both have asylum seeker policies designed around fear, not results. Immigration experts John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi ask: where is the voice for decency?

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Crikey clarifier: does Australia’s refugee policy breach UN rules?

Australia’s policy on asylum seekers has been strongly criticised — but does it actually breach the UN’s Refugee Convention? Crikey intern Rose Moloney investigates.

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Amnesty: there is nothing ‘good’ about excision policy

There are plenty of valid reasons for opposing the federal government’s excision of the mainland to deter asylum seekers. Amnesty International’s Dr Graham Thom responds to Bernard Keane.

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‘We don’t want to go to NARUE’: asylum seekers’ plea letter

A group of Hazara asylum seekers expected to be among the first sent to Nauru for offshore processing has written an open letter pleading for the government not to deport them.

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Sticking point over new powers for asylum-seeker safety

The aftermath of a boat sinking in the early hours of Wednesday demonstrates why improving arrangements between Indonesia and Australia is urgent, writes Stuart Ranfurlie in Jakarta.

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Forget Deveny and Reith, Go Back’s refugees have the real story

Refugees, not celebrities, my have the most interesting stories in the new series of SBS’ Go Back to Where You Came From, which premiered last night.

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Can bad asylum policies equal good results?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and there are no finer intentions then trying to limit the deaths at sea of asylum seekers, writes Savitri Taylor.

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Dog-whistle politics offends Indonesian ears

What should have been a brief exchange of pleasantries turned into a diplomatic disaster when Julie Bishop outlined the opposition’s policy on “sending back” asylum seeker boats to Indonesia.

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Fact #1: asylum seeker community detention brought in by Howard

Let’s get one thing clear. Asylum seekers do not get more than Australian residents and citizens, writes Caz Coleman, a member of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.

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Recipe for a beat-up

Start with the headline, and work backwards. Pick a theme. In this case, riff off the idea of a game show giveaway.

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