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Rebekah Holt

Freelance journalist

Rebekah Holt — Freelance journalist

Rebekah Holt is a journalist and psychotherapist originally from New Zealand now based in Melbourne. In her previous NZ life she was a Chief of Staff in television news, a spokesperson for the NZ Police and very bad at dealing with volunteers for several political parties who employed her. She can regularly be found explaining New Zealand to Australians and vice versa. In between writing on politics and media she is usually pitching another story to some poor editor about Australias’s onshore detention centres.

The questions yet to be answered about Hakeem Al-Araibi's ordeal

The questions yet to be answered about Hakeem Al-Araibi's ordeal

Hakeem Al-Araibi is safe, but the episode gives little assurance to other refugees who want to travel safely outside of Australia.

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.

Yongah Hill detainees continue hunger strike over conditions

Yongah Hill detainees continue hunger strike over conditions

Tensions in Melbourne and Perth detention centres have been high since last week.

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

This arrest could have huge ramifications for other refugees who have been granted asylum by Australia. We need answers.

Extradition threat raises questions on Home Affairs' Interpol procedure

Extradition threat raises questions on Home Affairs' Interpol procedure

Lawyers say the Australian government should have informed Interpol of Hakeem Al-Araibi's refugee status when he travelled to Thailand, thereby ensuring his safety.

Biloela girls and baby in on-shore detention showing 'behavioural disturbance'

Biloela girls and baby in on-shore detention showing 'behavioural disturbance'

Doctors have raised troubling concerns about the rare instance of three young girls in long-term detention.

Border Force claim baby is being 'housed' rather than 'detained'

Border Force claim baby is being 'housed' rather than 'detained'

Australian Border Force has contended that a Vietnamese woman detained in Melbourne with her five-month-old baby are being "housed" in alternative accommodation, but some suggest that this is spin.

Exclusive: concern raised for baby in Melbourne immigration detention

Exclusive: concern raised for baby in Melbourne immigration detention

This five-month-old baby has spent her life in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation. A psychiatric report submitted in June has raised mental health concerns for both mother and child.

H is going home: farewelling the NZ teen just released from adult detention

H is going home: farewelling the NZ teen just released from adult detention

H was held for months in adult detention, away from his family in NSW, while Peter Dutton publicly threatened to send him to New Zealand. Today, he's free.

Child's rights should prevent father's urgent deportation: lawyer

Child's rights should prevent father's urgent deportation: lawyer

The deportation of a Tamil man may take place just days after his partner and infant daughter received a safe haven visa.