Almost $27 million has been spent on the facility this year, and the Biloela family are the only people housed there. So why are the conditions so bad?
A secret review into refugee employment reportedly urges the prime minister to adopt a new narrative.
From charter flights to court fees to the massive cost of holding someone in detention, the government has spent upward of $2 million trying to deport a family of asylum seekers.
Lawyers for Biloela's young Tamil family are trying to find a legal loophole that will allow them to pull a rabbit out of the hat.
Traditional media has been out of step with its audience on this issue since Tampa — and the government knows it.
Crikey unpacks the ugly history behind the phrase "anchor babies", and how it relates to where Australia and the US are now.
Nissen huts — a cheap housing innovation developed in the 20th century — may look out of place in a modern suburb, but they're a link to a colonial and refugee past not easily forgotten.
For Tamil asylum seekers in Australia, lives are being crushed by a system designed and built on hard-nosed bureaucratic pragmatism.
Compassion aside, how has this PR pro gotten the last few weeks so badly wrong?