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No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

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Inside Manus Island: asylum seekers’ mental state ‘unravelling’ in indefinite detention

Held in offshore detention centres without hope or information about when or if they will ever be released, asylum seekers are experiencing severe psychological distress, new documents reveal. Bec Zajac, Chris Shearer, Michael Roddan and Rose Iser report.

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Inside Manus Island: sexual assault allegations rife

Documents from the Manus Island detention centre show numerous reports of asylum seekers fearful of being sexually assaulted. The Citizen journalists Michael Roddan, Chris Shearer, Rose Iser and Bec Zajac report.

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Inside Manus Island: expect crime, violence and deadly disease in PNG, detainees told

The Citizen journalists Rose Iser, Bec Zajac, Michael Roddan and Chris Shearer report on information being given to asylum seekers about PNG.

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Crikey says: Morrison needs to come clean on Manus

What ASIO knows about you. Morrison spins Manus violence report. Why we can’t blame misogyny for Santa Barbara massacre. SA’s Hamilton-Smith defects to Labor government. And a radical way to save the arts.

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Saville’s Shout: cost of asylum seekers … eat fat … Angel eyes …

Listening to Scott Morrison talk up OSB is a great way to put yourself in a funereal mood. Plus, why carbs are more dangerous than fat.

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Is Transfield the real enemy?

Crikey readers talk the Sydney Biennale boycott, and whether artists should be targeting the government instead of Transfield.

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Poetry and protest

Crikey readers talk art, protest, the Sydney Biennale, internships and whether traditional “women’s work” is undervalued.

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Foreign farm subsidies hurting Aussie farmers

Crikey readers talk asylum seekers on Manus Island, the reality for Australian farmers, the gender pay gap and why Wills and Kate might be doing our air force a favour.

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The Indian solution: how a subcontinent strategy would save lives — and money

The Manus Island and Nauru offshore detention centres are proving to be not feasible. But there is an unlikely solution: a temporary safe haven processing facility in India, writes former detention centre worker and academic Richard Curzon.

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Look beyond Manus to see the real asylum seekers

Crikey readers talk Manus Island, Operation Sovereign Borders and the situation in Thailand.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: on asylum seekers and intolerable cruelty

Our appalling treatment of asylum seekers is not only bad for them — but it is bad for us. When asylum seekers die in detention centres, we need to take a hard look at what kind of democracy we want to be.

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Meet the companies that run our immigration detention camps

Australia’s offshore detention centres are run by global firms involved in everything from weapons to coal seam gas. Here’s everything you need to know about those in charge at Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island.

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Our very own Colonel Blimp

Crikey readers have their say about Immigration Scott Morrison and whether you should send your child to private school.

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Abbott government wants nothing to do with us plebs

Crikey readers have their say on the Immigration Department’s asylum seeker privacy breach, the truth about green spin and Anzac Day.

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Tips and rumours

Wanted: FIFO caseworkers in PNG … Macquarie Bank gets a spark … Xenophon rejects Qantas’ VIP club … Qantas food horror stories …

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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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‘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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What happened as a result of TPVs and the Pacific Solution?

There’s plenty of data to judge the success of Temporary Protection Visas and the Pacific Solution when we last tried them.

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PNG plan takes heat off Malaysia deal

Crikey media wrap: The Malaysian Solution remains gridlocked in the High Court, but Gillard has had a win in the asylum seeker debate with Papua New Guinea agreeing for a detention centre to be re-opened on Manus Island.

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