Topic archives: Manus Island detention centre

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

March 9, 2018 22

With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.

Manus: new Human Rights Commissioner pales against Triggs

November 23, 2017 10

The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.

‘Dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion’: what life is like without mental health medication on Manus

November 16, 2017 6

Alongside starvation, the Australian government is condemning refugees to psychiatric horror by removing access to mental health medication.

John Kinsella: Manus Island Protest

November 3, 2017 3

New poetry by award winning Australian poet, John Kinsella.

Crikey Worm: Manus at boiling point

November 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Tensions mount on Manus Island as asylum seekers refuse to leave the detention centre, and yet another senator has been identified as a potential dual citizen. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Rorting the system? Asylum seekers given ‘final departure visa E’ actually saving taxpayers millions

August 29, 2017 4

Peter Dutton tells us his recent crackdown on asylum seekers in Australia is about the costs of a rorted system -- but how do those costs compare with the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island?

Government cynically seeks asylum from the judiciary when it comes to refugees

August 29, 2017 22

The government's recent announcement that the few asylum seekers on Australian soil will have their support cut off seems needlessly cruel. But it is actually part of a considered plan to avoid judicial responsibility.

Rundle: Manus Island is a catastrophe five years in the making

August 1, 2017 19

Whatever our failures in other initiatives, we are world-standard in the production and calibration of cruelty and fear.

Everyone rejoice, Manus Island is ‘open and free’!

June 30, 2016 2

Didn't you hear Julie Bishop? Manus Island is open and free! Asylum seekers rejoice! Foreign correspondent John Martinkus reports that nothing could be further than the truth.

Manus reaches boiling point, again

March 31, 2016 3

The Manus Island detention centre is being hastily emptied ahead of a PNG Supreme Court challenge.

We will decide what muesli bars come to this country and the circumstances in which they come

We will decide what muesli bars come to this country and the circumstances in which they come

August 6, 2015 3

It might be a bad look to give people locked up in a detention centre muesli bars labelled "Freedom" ...

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

July 7, 2015 6

If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?

Rundle: defence of refugees begins at Gillian Triggs

Rundle: defence of refugees begins at Gillian Triggs

February 18, 2015 65

Anyone who wants to stand up for the humane treatment of asylum seekers must defend Gillian Triggs from horrific attacks from the Right. And Crikey's writer-at-large has some ideas on just how to do it.

Manus Island a mental health emergency that could scar a generation

Manus Island a mental health emergency that could scar a generation

January 23, 2015 8

We have a duty of care to those under Australian jurisdiction to provide adequate mental health services -- and on Manus Island, that duty of care is not being met, writes Minto Felix.

How did we get here? A Manus Island timeline

How did we get here? A Manus Island timeline

January 21, 2015 12

From Howard government brainwave to violence, self-harm and hunger strikes, Crikey intern Rochelle Brown reviews the troubled history of Manus Island.

Manus hunger strikers ‘a recipe for disaster’: doctor

Manus hunger strikers ‘a recipe for disaster’: doctor

January 20, 2015 2

A Sydney doctor and refugee advocate says the hunger-striking asylum seekers on Manus Island are not receiving proper medical care -- and the results could be deadly.

Australia seeks NGO blessing for Cambodia refugee deal, likely to include Manus

Australia seeks NGO blessing for Cambodia refugee deal, likely to include Manus

October 24, 2014 14

Australia now hopes to send refugees from Manus Island to Cambodia as well as those from Nauru.

No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

September 4, 2014 7

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

Inside Manus Island: asylum seekers’ mental state ‘unravelling’ in indefinite detention

Inside Manus Island: asylum seekers’ mental state ‘unravelling’ in indefinite detention

May 29, 2014 4

Held in offshore detention centres without hope or information about when or if they will ever be released, asylum seekers are experiencing severe psychological distress, new documents reveal. Bec Zajac, Chris Shearer, Michael Roddan and Rose Iser report.

Inside Manus Island: sexual assault allegations rife

Inside Manus Island: sexual assault allegations rife

May 29, 2014 5

Documents from the Manus Island detention centre show numerous reports of asylum seekers fearful of being sexually assaulted. The Citizen journalists Michael Roddan, Chris Shearer, Rose Iser and Bec Zajac report.