Topic archives: Manus Island detention centre

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

March 9, 2018 21

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.