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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
March 4, 2011 44
Questions are still being asked about the length of time taken by ASIO to complete security assessments of asylum seekers.
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.
July 1, 2009 3
Today, UK services company Serco's Australian subsidiary, Serco Australia, begins to phase in its control over seven detention centres.
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.
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.