Topic archives: offshore detention

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

December 22, 2017 16

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?

July 20, 2017 13

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?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 30, 2017 4

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 2

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 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.

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

February 6, 2017 5

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

January 31, 2017 3

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

The great immigration con: in silence, bad things flourish

October 6, 2016 10

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.

What do Australians really think about offshore detention?

What do Australians really think about offshore detention?

September 15, 2016 2

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.