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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of asylum seekers. Crikey’s asylum seeker coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.

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Lying dud Dutton and his lying dud department

Lying dud Dutton and his lying dud department

Bernard KeaneApr 24, 201726 Comments

The Department of Immigration has developed a years-long history of lying to expose its own spectacular failings, only for the lie to be exposed. Is the same happening about Manus Island again?

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments

George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.

While Trump and Turnbull fiddle, Nauru burns

While Trump and Turnbull fiddle, Nauru burns

Josh TaylorFeb 3, 20178 Comments

The 1200 refugees on Manus and Nauru continue to languish while the Trump-Turnbull political drama dominates the news.

Billion-dollar blindspot: Immigration's massive failure on Transfield

Billion-dollar blindspot: Immigration's massive failure on Transfield

Bernard KeaneJan 24, 201710 Comments

The Department of Immigration's shambolic tendering and management of offshore processing contracts appeared to favour one company above all others - Transfield.

In defence of protesting

CrikeyDec 6, 2016

Crikey readers discuss yesterday's edition.

Protesters hijack Parliament's last days

Protesters hijack Parliament's last days

Josh TaylorNov 30, 201611 Comments

The speakers were heard, and parliament fell silent.

Secret emails reveal how Transfield got Nauru contract

Secret emails reveal how Transfield got Nauru contract

Josh TaylorNov 24, 201611 Comments

Why did Transfield get the contract to run the offshore detention center on Nauru when it had not even sent in an official proposal?

Essential: voters back blocking asylum seekers

Essential: voters back blocking asylum seekers

Bernard KeaneNov 8, 20166 Comments

Voters support the government's bill to prevent refugees from ever obtaining a visa to Australia, today's Essential Report shows, while a substantial chunk of Australian men would vote for Donald Trump.

Turnbull flogging a dead horse on refugee issue

Turnbull flogging a dead horse on refugee issue

Bernard KeaneNov 1, 20166 Comments

Despite successfully "stopping the boats", the Coalition's ownership of the asylum seeker issue as a political weapon has vanished, allowing Labor more space to differentiate itself.

Australia's long, proud tradition of ignoring the Refugee Convention we created

Australia's long, proud tradition of ignoring the Refugee Convention we created

Michael BradleyNov 1, 201639 Comments

Australia was one of the first nations to sign up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so why do we flout it all the time? Turns out we always have.

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