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John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

vening.jack@gmail.com November 3, 2017 3 Comments

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

Michael Sainsbury September 13, 2017 28 Comments

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.

This Dutton-led mega-department is a mistake: former head of DFAT

Crikey July 27, 2017 9 Comments

The establishment of an enlarged Department of Home Affairs under the ministerial control of Peter Dutton is an unnecessary, mistaken policy, writes Richard Woolcott, former head of DFAT and president of the UN Security Council.

Did Kevin Rudd really intend offshore processing to last only one year?

Josh Taylor July 20, 2017 13 Comments

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has claimed that asylum seekers on Manus Island could have been resettled in Australia three years ago. Was that really his government's policy?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Alan Davies July 4, 2017 10 Comments

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Abbott’s Australian vision: poorer, hotter, more socialist

Bernard Keane June 28, 2017 30 Comments

Tony Abbott remains as incoherent on policy as ever.

Turnbull doesn’t have a ‘selfie officer’: things we’ve learned in Senate estimates so far

Josh Taylor May 24, 2017 2 Comments

Plans for Snowy Hydro 2.0 were rushed, Immigration got it wrong on Good Friday incident, and there is no selfie officer for the PM.

Is Dutton’s ‘fake refugees’ argument designed to undermine the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Josh Taylor May 22, 2017 11 Comments

Peter Dutton's criticism of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal shows the government is thinking about bypassing the tribunal for refugee reviews.

Immigration denies using capsicum spray on detainees

Josh Taylor May 10, 2017

Border Force is not mad, just disappointed with Crikey.

Border Force admits capsicum spray can be used on immigration detainees

Border Force admits capsicum spray can be used on immigration detainees

Josh Taylor May 9, 2017 2 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection appears to have relaxed a ban on using capsicum spray on detainees in onshore centres.