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The lies our government is telling refugees about Cambodia

The Australian government has devised a “fact sheet” to tell refugees in Nauru what they could expect from life in Cambodia. But the fact sheet is full of lies.

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An open letter to Tony Abbott by a 13-year-old

Imogen Senior, age 13, daughter of GP and Wonky Health contributor Dr Tim Senior, is incensed at Australia’s treatment of children in immigration detention.

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The Immigration way: abuse, neglect, cover-up

The Immigration Department’s response to allegations of abuse of asylum seekers is to use any means to discredit those making the allegations.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

The government’s reaction to the Forgotten Children report is pure vaudeville — and Gillian Triggs is the villain.

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Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Don’t believe everything you read — Tony Abbott’s not doing any better overseas than he is here.

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How Labor really won Queensland

Crikey readers have their say on the Queensland election, computer spyware and other issues of the day.

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Why getting rid of the census is a bad idea

Crikey readers have their say on the census, drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia and other issues of the day.

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Would you want the Immigration Minister as your legal guardian?

The Minister for Immigration is not acceptable as the legal guardian of unaccompanied children asylum seekers, writes Jenni Whelan, co-director UNSW Human Rights Clinic.

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Rundle: defence of refugees begins at Gillian Triggs

Anyone who wants to stand up for the humane treatment of asylum seekers must defend Gillian Triggs from horrific attacks from the Right. And Crikey’s writer-at-large has some ideas on just how to do it.

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The new Abbott, much like the old one, with added aggro

Tony Abbott told his divided partyroom he wanted to fight Labor. His conception of the Prime Ministership seems to consist of nothing more.

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Who is legally responsible for abuse of asylum seeker children?

It is crystal clear that Australia has breached its international obligations by treating asylum seeker children so harshly. Madeline Gleeson, research associate at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW, asks: who’s responsible?

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Essential: voters continue to mark the government down

The government continues to fall in voters’ estimation on important policy issues, but a large number of voters still think it’s too soft on asylum seekers, Essential Report shows.

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Manus Island a mental health emergency that could scar a generation

We have a duty of care to those under Australian jurisdiction to provide adequate mental health services — and on Manus Island, that duty of care is not being met, writes Minto Felix.

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A humane alternative to the current treatment of asylum seekers

Crikey readers have their say on asylum seeker policy and other issues of the day.

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How did we get here? A Manus Island timeline

From Howard government brainwave to violence, self-harm and hunger strikes, Crikey intern Rochelle Brown reviews the troubled history of Manus Island.

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Where to now for asylum seeker policy?

Crikey readers have their say on asylum seeker policy and other issues of the day.

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Manus disturbances a logical consequence of Labor-Liberal policy

The protests, self-harm and violence won’t stop on Manus Island - they’re a logical consequence of the way Australian policy has evolved.

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Manus hunger strikers ‘a recipe for disaster’: doctor

A Sydney doctor and refugee advocate says the hunger-striking asylum seekers on Manus Island are not receiving proper medical care — and the results could be deadly.

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Direct Action the economic elephant in the room

Crikey have their say on NSW politics, asylum seeker laws and other issues of the day.

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Surprise! Fact-checking Abbott’s pre-election promises

Tony Abbott famously promised there would be “no surprises” in his new government. Freelance journalist Hari Raj goes back to the Coalition’s pre-election policy document and finds a couple of, well, surprises.

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What it was like to be an asylum seeker in 2014

This year has been the most brutal on record for asylum seekers looking for protection in Australia. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts finds a grim litany of human rights abuses, with more to come.

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No, Clive, asylum seeker bill won’t make it easier for the most vulnerable

Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But they are turning humanitarian visas into skilled migrant visas, write refugee law experts Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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Proving refugee status will be all but impossible under onerous new requirements

Don’t get too excited by the government’s changes to refugee law, says Joyce Chia, senior research associate at UNSW’s Centre for International Refugee Law.

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ABC cuts spawn a powerful enemy for the Coalition

Crikey readers have their day on ABC cuts, Jacqui Lambie’s defection and other issues of the day.

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Are Australia’s boat arrivals really refugees?

Crikey readers talk Julie Bishop and asylum seekers.

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