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The lack of accountability at Home Affairs is costing Australian lives

The lack of accountability at Home Affairs is costing Australian lives

The Home Affairs portfolio has been dysfunctional for years, and never held to account. Why should we expect any different now that it is charged with protecting us from the coronavirus?

On the frontline: facing COVID-19 in detention

On the frontline: facing COVID-19 in detention

People locked up in detention centres are not immune from the effects of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus reroutes travel industry to dark — but not uncharted — territory

Coronavirus reroutes travel industry to dark — but not uncharted — territory

Parts of Australia that were enjoying a tourism boom are now experiencing a serious decline due to COVID-19.

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton thinks Islamist terrorists are 'left wing'. But then, he has good reason not to want to talk about right-wing terrorism.

A Senate inquiry is trying to understand Australia. We tried to understand the inquiry

A Senate inquiry is trying to understand Australia. We tried to understand the inquiry

Will a Senate inquiry alone be enough to save Australia from racism and far-right extremism?

Facebook takes a modest stand for truth (and other news you may have missed)

Facebook takes a modest stand for truth (and other news you may have missed)

Facebook's small victory against fake news. Another broken promise in SA. And bad news for backpackers. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

Biloela family is 'very worried' about coronavirus Christmas Island plan

Biloela family is 'very worried' about coronavirus Christmas Island plan

The family are the only people being housed at the detention centre. Soon they'll be trapped in a quarantine site.

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

Critical medical care decisions are now back in the hands of bureaucrats. Those suffering on Manus Island and Nauru will not be surprised.

The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

Charter company Skytraders has turned a healthy profit by tapping into lucrative asylum seeker deportation contracts with Home Affairs. But is it worth the reputational cost?

Baby in detention could be separated from mother despite UN requests

Baby in detention could be separated from mother despite UN requests

Nineteen-month-old Isabella has spent her entire life in an Australian detention centre. Now there are fears she may be separated from her mother.