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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.

Home Affairs deports up to 25 asylum seekers

Home Affairs deports up to 25 asylum seekers

The Department of Home Affairs appears to have launched a late-night mass deportation of mostly Sri Lankan asylum seekers last night with very little warning.

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.

Perks of the boys' club: how Dutton's au pair scandal sums up the Coalition

Perks of the boys' club: how Dutton's au pair scandal sums up the Coalition

For this government, those deemed enemies face the full force of the law. For mates, it's a very different story.

Yongah Hill detention centre rumoured to close following riot

Yongah Hill detention centre rumoured to close following riot

We hear Yongah Hill is slated for closure, the battle for New England, and somebody needs to explain irony to Tony Abbott.

Australia's oldest 'news' story

Australia's oldest 'news' story

A migration scheme that encourage new arrivals to move to rural and regional Australia has existed for decades. But try telling the papers that.

No medical services at WA detention centre where man attempted suicide

No medical services at WA detention centre where man attempted suicide

Advocates have told Crikey that there were no medical services on site.

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.

The worrying thing is we don't know how many other visa cases Dutton influenced

The worrying thing is we don't know how many other visa cases Dutton influenced

It is difficult to find data on the nature of ministerial intervention and the average length of time it takes for the minister to make a decision to intervene or not. This kind of data blackout all began with Scott Morrison.

Manning doesn't pass government 'character test' — yet these people do

Manning doesn't pass government 'character test' — yet these people do

The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.