Topic archives: manus island

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

April 3, 2018 2

While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

December 19, 2017

Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani has finally been able to leave Manus Island. Plus, other media tidbits of the day.

How Australian news outlets are covering the Manus crisis

November 27, 2017 4

With visiting costs high and visas intentionally scarce, Manus Island provides some particular challenges for journalists. So how are we following the crisis so closely?

Rundle: here’s how we launch a ‘boycott Australia’ ad campaign to support Manus detainees

November 27, 2017 14

We are at the limits of what we can be achieved protesting at the Australian government. Now an international response must be sought from within Australia.

Manus detainees pawns in a colonial ‘game of chicken’, says Tim Costello

November 24, 2017 4

As refugees on Manus Island are pushed to an uncertain future, Tim Costello asks the government to take responsibility.

Loewenstein: Manus protest is failing, so let’s talk about a boycott of Australia

November 13, 2017 12

Industries like sporting and tourism could be turned into tools for fighting indefinite incarceration.

Community newspaper cuts … the revolving door … Tele’s Manus Island exclusive …

Community newspaper cuts … the revolving door … Tele’s Manus Island exclusive …

November 10, 2017

Both major newspaper companies have announced more cuts at their community titles this week.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Razer: our empathy will not save the souls on Manus

November 7, 2017 43

The horror story unfolding on Manus Island is due to a democracy deficit not an "empathy deficit".

Crikey Worm: Frydenberg the Hungarian?

November 3, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg is the latest MP to be caught up in the dual citizenship crisis, and a 4500-year-old landmark reveals some startling mysteries of its own. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

November 1, 2017 27

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Crikey Worm: Rudd joins the NBN blame game

October 24, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. Kevin Rudd has hit back at the government's blame-shifting for the NBN debacle, and Australian refugee lawyers fight to keep the Manus Island detention centre open. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

October 20, 2017 3

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

September 29, 2017 4

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

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?

And the Wankley goes to …The Courier-Mail’s Club Manus coverage

August 17, 2017 9

Manus Island detainees are "frolicking" on "idyllic islands", according to this week's Crikey Wankley award winner.

The govt agency that could stop what is happening on Manus, yet chooses not to

August 8, 2017 6

Comcare is a workplace regulator with serious teeth. So why is it not doing more to stop what is happening on Manus Island?

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.

Dutton telling the truth — at least in part — about Good Friday Manus shooting

July 28, 2017 8

The briefing Immigration Minister Peter Dutton received on the Good Friday shooting on Manus Island partially backs his claim on the cause of the tension.