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Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs has failed to learn the lesson of previous contract debacles by letting controversial detention firm Paladin self-report with little risk of audit.

The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

Australian asylum policy has been a 20-year fight to the bottom. Is there finally a turning point in sight?

'With hope in your heart': Hakeem Al-Araibi returns home

'With hope in your heart': Hakeem Al-Araibi returns home

Hakeem did not walk into Melbourne's international terminal alone yesterday, and it wasn't just Craig Foster by his side.

Bringing morality to a politics fight

Bringing morality to a politics fight

This medivac bill is forcing a conversation about the purpose and logic of indefinite detention. But will the talk lead to real change?

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

Finally, some rare sense in the battle to save Hakeem

Finally, some rare sense in the battle to save Hakeem

DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?

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.