Topic archives: immigration detention centre

How the govt’s visa policy change influenced last week’s Christmas Island riot

November 16, 2015 10

The Coalition changed the demographic makeup of Christmas Island -- and substantially increased the number of being being held there -- in the months leading up to last week's riot.

Outsourcing cruelty in our camps

February 26, 2014

Crikey readers talk the age pension, the companies that run our detention centres, and the Abbott government's commitment to maintaining the status quo.

Inside an Adelaide detention centre: misery on quiet suburban street

Inside an Adelaide detention centre: misery on quiet suburban street

November 15, 2012 13

Residents of Adelaide suburb Kilburn might not even know an asylum seeker detention centre is in their neighbourhood. One crusading lawyer speaks to InDaily's Des Ryan about the conditions.

After nine years as a refugee, it’s time for quality of mercy

November 15, 2011 7

There is a Tamil man from the north of Sri Lanka, sitting in an Immigration detention facility in Victoria. He has been assessed as a refugee but is not allowed to be released.

Dancing in detention: an asylum seeker’s story

October 4, 2011 4

An asylum seeker’s story reveals the human side of the boat debate, an intimate account of how mental illness is fomented in detention centres, writes freelance journalist Jacob Moss.

Postcard from a north Qld detention centre

Postcard from a north Qld detention centre

July 20, 2011 8

Men held at the Scherger Immigration Detention Centre are concerned about the length of time taken for decisions and the arbitrary nature of the refugee process, writes Pamela Curr, campaign co-ordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

‘Same-day service’: ASIO brings in DIAC to help with asylum security checks

‘Same-day service’: ASIO brings in DIAC to help with asylum security checks

May 27, 2011 1

Asylum seeker advocates have cautiously welcomed moves by ASIO to speed up the way it handles asylum seeker security checks, in a move the government hopes will result in a ''same-day service'' for security checks.

Buildings set alight at Villawood, as gov tries to sell new detention centre

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.

ASIO confirms resources <br>pressure

ASIO confirms resources

March 4, 2011 44

Questions are still being asked about the length of time taken by ASIO to complete security assessments of asylum seekers.

2 deaths, 10 years, what have we learned?

September 22, 2010 210

The death of a 36-year-old Fiji detainee at Villawood detention centre bears disturbing similarities to the death a decade earlier of a Tongan man on the day he was due to be deportation from the Maribyrnong detention centre in Melbourne. Inga Ting reports.

Private contractor Serco to run detention centres

July 1, 2009 3

Today, UK services company Serco's Australian subsidiary, Serco Australia, begins to phase in its control over seven detention centres.

Mafia scandal should make O’Farrell and Turnbull very nervous …

February 23, 2009 5

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, it now seems the Federal Police have been investigating links between the Liberal Party organisation and a local franchise of the Calabrian mafia, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Yet again, Kevin Andrews drops the ball

July 20, 2007

The Labor Party must really appreciate the efforts of Kevin Andrews. His quite unappealing television presence is hampering the Government efforts to make an issue of national security, writes Richard Farmer.