December, 2017

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

, Dec 22, 2017

It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?

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

, Jul 20, 2017

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?
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Tips and rumours

, Jun 30, 2017

New job for Drew Clarke? ... The New York Times saved Manus detainees ... Peter Tonagh and Kim Williams' cosy lunch ...

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

, May 24, 2017

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?

, May 22, 2017

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

, Apr 24, 2017

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

What is the ‘dumb’ refugee deal with the US anyway?

, Feb 06, 2017

The refugee deal with the United States is probably not going to happen, but where did the deal come from in the first place? Crikey intern Jamal Ben Haddou explains.

Department of Immigration pays up twice for Save the Children slurs

, Jan 31, 2017

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

The great immigration con: in silence, bad things flourish

, Oct 06, 2016

There is a way to end offshore detention, increase Australia's economic productivity and shoulder more of our fair share of the world's refugee crisis, says GetUp's Shen Narayanasamy.
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What do Australians really think about offshore detention?

, Sep 15, 2016

Former Department of Immigration staffer Henry Sherrell separates the signal from the noise when it comes to public opinion about Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.