Topic archives: detention centres

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.

Rundle: destructive civil disobedience is the only answer to most recent Nauru horror

February 3, 2017 26

The call to such action falls neither equally nor fairly, but fall it does.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 5, 2015 8

No attention seeking allowed in detention ... NSW Premier involved in mining approval? ... immigration not very welcoming ...

A politically motivated campaign against Gillian Triggs?

A politically motivated campaign against Gillian Triggs?

January 16, 2015 34

Is The Australian out to get the Human Rights Commission's president because she's about to embarrass the government? The Oz 's editor doesn't think so, report Mahalia Dobson and Myriam Robin.

Serco cops a serve — but what’s the alternative?

May 31, 2013 19

Serco, which provides detention centre services for the federal government, has come under fire for allowing a string of escapes. But is there an alternative to outsourcing?

Greens to demand release of up-to-date Serco training manuals

Greens to demand release of up-to-date Serco training manuals

March 19, 2012 3

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will demand that Immigration Minister Chris Bowen release up-to-date versions of Serco asylum seeker training manuals, including controversial sections on the use of force.

Serco manual ‘outdated’, but Bowen won’t talk about new training docs

March 16, 2012 18

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen called the 2009 and 2010 Serco training manual published this week by Crikey "out-dated" and "no-longer in use", yet Bowen, the Immigration Department and Serco have refused to detail how it has been changed.

Serco training manual: how to ‘hit’ and ‘strike’ detainees

Serco training manual: how to ‘hit’ and ‘strike’ detainees

March 14, 2012 6

A prison-style training manual produced by the company contracted to run Australia's detention centres contains explicit instructions on how to "hit" and "strike" asylum seekers.

Civil liberties groups to A-G: ASIO refugee assessments unjust

January 20, 2012 7

An open letter to the Attorney-General Nicola Rox, calling on here to implement legislative change to ensue adverse ASIO security assessments can be meaningfully challenged.

MEAA responds to Immigration’s detention centre blackout

January 9, 2012 4

There has been a dust-up in the past few months about an attempt by the Department of Immigration to force media organisations to give bureaucrats the right to edit their reports in return for access to detention centres.