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.
February 3, 2017 26
The call to such action falls neither equally nor fairly, but fall it does.
February 5, 2015 8
No attention seeking allowed in detention ... NSW Premier involved in mining approval? ... immigration not very welcoming ...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 7, 2011 28
The Finkelstein media inquiry should have examined the role of the media in the so-called debate on asylum seekers and refugees, writes John Menadue, Centre for Policy Development director and former Department of Immigration secretary.
November 29, 2011 50
The use of bridging visas will bring Australia in line with other countries that implement comprehensive community-based processing, writes Caz Coleman, a member of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.
November 9, 2011
Serco is the company that runs detention centres in Australia. New Matilda uncovers for the official contract between Serco and the Department of Immigration, outlining the experience required of Serco staff and how it deals with issues of detainee depression.
October 18, 2011 6
As soon as we interpret mandatory detention as a model that removes freedom of movement and must be in place for the entire length of time of the processing of a protection application that could take years, then we run into trouble, writes Caz Coleman, of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.
August 19, 2011 7
Little known to Australians is that more than 8000 asylum seekers already live in the community and the sky hasn’t fallen in, writes Caz Coleman, a member of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution.
August 17, 2011
Assault charges arising from an incident at Darwin's Northern Immigration Detention Centre again have highlighted the detrimental consequences of significant delays in the processing of security clearances for refugees, writes freelancer Nigel O'Connor.
June 24, 2011
Journalist Leigh Sales was refused visitation rights to a detention centre in Australia because of "security issues", although she visited Guantanamo Bay prison twice. Why are detention centres so surrounded in secrecy?
June 23, 2011
A new report released today has heaped further criticism on the conditions faced by children at the Christmas Island detention centre, with the group behind the research calling for a time limit on the detention of children.
May 16, 2011 5
Burmese asylum seekers hope Malaysia's immigration deal with Australia will see them end up Down Under. They wait in conditions well below acceptable standards, according to local advocates. Stuart Ranfurlie reports from Kuala Lumpur.
April 21, 2011 6
Immigration minister Chris Bowen is facing increasing political pressure over the government's handling of immigration detention today, after nine buildings were burnt down last night by protesting asylum seekers at Villawood Detention Centre.