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Tips and rumours

Sam de Brito responds on Julien Blanc … Photoshop riddle solved — kind of … where’s Margie Abbott? …

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‘Why sacrifice yourself?’ Whistleblowers consider Brandis’ new laws

The government has introduced harsh new penalties for people who reveal covert operations. Crikey intern Tom Heath asks some of Australia’s high-profile whistleblowers: would you do it all over again today?

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Australia seeks NGO blessing for Cambodia refugee deal, likely to include Manus

Australia now hopes to send refugees from Manus Island to Cambodia as well as those from Nauru.

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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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Don’t confuse protest marches with PR stunts

Crikey readers have their say on Thailand, Manus Island and the effectiveness of protest marches

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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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Cornall report does no one — and not Morrison — any credit

The report into the death of Reza Barati is only a partial one, but it reflects poorly on Scott Morrison’s efforts to spin the tragedy.

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The highly selective artistic fury of Biennale boycotters

Sydney Biennale critics are being inconsistent in attacking Transfield while ignoring other sponsors with far worse records. Just take a look at Deutsche Bank …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: death the inevitable result of our asylum seeker policy

There are plenty of horrifying accounts of individual acts of violence on Manus Island. But we need to step back from them and see what is really at fault here: policy, not people.

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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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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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iSentia index: Manus Island dominates discussion

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison came close to being the most talked-about politician this week, following events on Manus Island.

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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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Source or reporter? Murky waters around ABC Manus Island scoop

When is a source a journalist? One reporter handed the ABC a scoop but believes she didn’t get the credit. But Aunty says it was just following standard practice.

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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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Morrison’s use of asylum seeker death unravels as facts come back to bite

Scott Morrison’s insistence on using an asylum seeker’s death as a political tool has left him exposed, as his initial claim about Manus Island was quickly shown to be false.

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The inconvenient truth about our PNG ‘solution’

The so-called “PNG solution” will never work, says Crikey’s writer-at-large. Papua New Guinea is a troubled and violent state, and it will never truly accept refugees.

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How about the People’s Lounge?

Crikey readers talk asylum seekers, going after the real criminals, and why we should all get to use Qantas’ Chairman’s Lounge.

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Razer’s class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

Stop declaring the violence in Manus Island is “not in your name” or due to Australians’ antipathy, because it’s really not you. It’s the government and the power structures we have put in place.

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iSentia index: Manus, money, movie stars dominate the discussion

A big week of scrutiny for the government, thanks to Manus Island and possibly dodgy ministerial staffers.

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Tips and rumours

Major data breach puts asylum seekers at risk … Graft, greed and corruption at Manus … Did Hockey’s bluster drive Toyota out? …

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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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Death on Manus Island: the govt is offshoring the accountability

The government lost control of the Manus Island detention centre, and people are dead and seriously injured as a result. There must be full transparency in establishing what happened on our watch there.

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