Josh TaylorNov 16, 201510 Comments
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.
CrikeyFeb 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.
CrikeyNov 15, 201213 Comments
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.
CrikeyNov 15, 20117 Comments
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.
Oct 4, 20114 Comments
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.
Jul 20, 20118 Comments
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
Tom CowieMay 27, 20111 Comment
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.
Tom CowieApr 21, 20116 Comments
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.
Tom CowieMar 4, 201144 Comments
Questions are still being asked about the length of time taken by ASIO to complete security assessments of asylum seekers.
Sep 22, 2010210 Comments
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.