Topic archives: Asylum Seekers

Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

May 18, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Prosecutors have dropped blackmail charges against CFMEU figures, and the Coalition isn't happy. Plus, Steve Ciobo tries to repair Australia-China diplomatic relations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: dozens of Palestinians killed

May 15, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Dozens of Palestinian protesters killed by Israeli forces. Plus, a teenage boy at risk of suicide has been forcibly returned to Australia's detention centre on Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: 130 Australia-bound asylum seekers intercepted

May 7, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Sri Lankan asylum seekers aboard a tanker have been intercepted by Malaysian authorities. Plus, fresh calls for a live exports ban after shocking new footage emerges. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Look at it from South Africa’s point of view …

April 19, 2018

Debate in South Africa around Australia's obsession with the "plight" of white farmers has revealed that it's nobody's problem but Australia's.

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

April 3, 2018 2

While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.

Politicians show their true colours over South African farmer fiasco

March 22, 2018 41

The real ugliness of the South African farmer question, built on spurious figures and indifference to non-white suffering, is that its cynical explanation is better than its ideological explanation.

Dutton’s department leaves vital medical positions vacant

February 26, 2018 3

The resignation of Dr John Brayley, the Surgeon General and CMO of the Australian Border Force, has closed a vital channel of advocacy for refugees. Four months later, the position is still empty.

Crikey Worm: formal harassment complaint lodged against Joyce

February 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce now faces a formal sexual harassment complaint. Plus, tent mould in the Nauru detention centre could be grounds for a lawsuit against the Australian government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

The increasingly deranged diary of a detention centre visitor

February 9, 2018 3

If the Department of Home Affairs was trying to stop detention centre visits with its new, punitive visitation procedures, then it may have worked.

The notable disagreement between Bernardi and Shelton

February 6, 2018 3

Senator Cory Bernardi and his new employee, Lyle Shelton, were as one when it came to marriage equality, but there are noteworthy differences of opinion in other areas.

Could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?

January 31, 2018 24

Scott Morrison decided to put politics before the rule of law in 2013. What are the potential legal ramifications?

Tracking transparency: Border Force’s record on access and denial

January 23, 2018 2

We were delighted to see the intelligence operatives so keen to be open with the press about matters around asylum seekers this morning -- as we see, it has not always been the case.

Latest changes to detention centre protocols provoke hunger strikes, heartache

January 17, 2018 7

New restrictions on visitation to Australian detention centres seem needlessly cruel. Rebekah Holt investigates the results of such measures and asks why they're deemed necessary in the first place.

Manus: new Human Rights Commissioner pales against Triggs

November 23, 2017 10

The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.

‘Dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion’: what life is like without mental health medication on Manus

November 16, 2017 6

Alongside starvation, the Australian government is condemning refugees to psychiatric horror by removing access to mental health medication.

Loewenstein: Manus protest is failing, so let’s talk about a boycott of Australia

November 13, 2017 12

Industries like sporting and tourism could be turned into tools for fighting indefinite incarceration.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Razer: our empathy will not save the souls on Manus

November 7, 2017 43

The horror story unfolding on Manus Island is due to a democracy deficit not an "empathy deficit".

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

November 1, 2017 27

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Crikey Worm: Manus at boiling point

November 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Tensions mount on Manus Island as asylum seekers refuse to leave the detention centre, and yet another senator has been identified as a potential dual citizen. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.