Topic archives: Asylum Seekers

The increasingly deranged diary of a detention centre visitor

February 9, 2018 1

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".