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Tag archives: Asylum Seekers

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

Crikey November 16, 2017 6 Comments

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

Antony Loewenstein November 13, 2017 12 Comments

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

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

Max Chalmers 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

Helen Razer November 7, 2017 43 Comments

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

Guy Rundle November 1, 2017 27 Comments

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

Max Chalmers 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.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

Greg Barns September 29, 2017 4 Comments

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

Meet the Rohingya of western Sydney, remote witnesses to a pogrom

Max Chalmers September 22, 2017 1 Comment

Since violence against their friends and family in Myanmar erupted in late August, Lakemba's Rohingya community has convulsed as loved ones disappear.

How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

Michael Bradley September 1, 2017 26 Comments

Peter Dutton has sent an unequivocal signal that he holds the human rights of asylum seekers to be non-existent, insignificant or, at best, an inconvenience. Which might turn out to be bad news for his own department.

Rorting the system? Asylum seekers given ‘final departure visa E’ actually saving taxpayers millions

Charlie Lewis August 29, 2017 4 Comments

Peter Dutton tells us his recent crackdown on asylum seekers in Australia is about the costs of a rorted system -- but how do those costs compare with the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island?