Topic archives: nauru

Crikey Worm: formal harassment complaint lodged against Joyce

February 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce now faces a formal sexual harassment complaint. Plus, tent mould in the Nauru detention centre could be grounds for a lawsuit against the Australian government. 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.

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

July 25, 2017

The UN isn't happy that the government has backtracked on promises to settle refugees, and ScoMo targets Labor's trust overhaul proposal. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

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

May 22, 2017 11

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

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

April 24, 2017 14

Coalition senators have criticised Parliament for relying on sources other than the government for information on what happens in offshore detention.

Fatal cases of Dengue fever reported on Nauru

March 24, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed to Crikey that the department was aware of an increased number of cases of Dengue fever.

While Trump and Turnbull fiddle, Nauru burns

February 3, 2017 8

The 1200 refugees on Manus and Nauru continue to languish while the Trump-Turnbull political drama dominates the news.

Rundle: destructive civil disobedience is the only answer to most recent Nauru horror

February 3, 2017 26

The call to such action falls neither equally nor fairly, but fall it does.

Department of Immigration pays up twice for Save the Children slurs

January 31, 2017 3

The second apology shows that another payment has been made by the government.