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.
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.
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.
October 18, 2016 22
LGBTI refugees should be sent to another country by PNG, says the head of Immigration, but it's nothing to do with Australia. And the real victims of offshore processing are bureaucrats hurt by criticism.
August 10, 2016 17
This leak has exposed the years of denials, obfuscation and the consistent attempts to keep conditions for those detained on Nauru out of the eye of the Australian public, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.
June 10, 2016 6
Every event of civil unrest that has led to the downfall of a regional leader who dared to oppose Australian policy has been designed to demonise and depose that leader, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.
May 17, 2016
Why are we giving asylum seekers cigarettes over phones anyway?
April 28, 2016 21
In Australia, we thought we had found a “solution” to asylum seekers with our own tropical concentration camp on Manus. Not so, says that country's Supreme Court. Freelance journalist John Martinkus reports.
December 5, 2014 4
Cambodia's treatment of 13 recently arrived Vietnamese asylum seekers will make or break Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's refugee deal.
February 27, 2014 9
The Manus Island detention centre might not be the most dangerous place to be in Papua New Guinea, writes an Australian expat in Port Moresby.
February 24, 2014 49
Scott Morrison's insistence on using an asylum seeker's death as a political tool has left him exposed, as his initial claim about Manus Island was quickly shown to be false.
February 21, 2014 25
The so-called "PNG solution" will never work, says Crikey's writer-at-large. Papua New Guinea is a troubled and violent state, and it will never truly accept refugees.
February 19, 2014 7
Major data breach puts asylum seekers at risk ... Graft, greed and corruption at Manus ... Did Hockey's bluster drive Toyota out? ...
February 18, 2014 32
The government lost control of the Manus Island detention centre, and people are dead and seriously injured as a result. There must be full transparency in establishing what happened on our watch there.
July 29, 2013 3
Kevin Rudd's PNG agreement has radically changed voter perceptions on the asylum seeker issue, but the Greens may also have benefited.
July 29, 2013 77
A focus on outcomes rather than conspicuous compassion is required if the Left is to deal itself back into the asylum seeker debate.
July 26, 2013 4
There are questions around Australia's commitment and organisation of foreign aid to Papua New Guinea around Labor's asylum seeker plan. Academic Stephen Howes explains the state of play.
July 23, 2013 3
Crikey readers -- including Guy Rundle -- weigh in on the Rudd PNG asylum seeker solution.
July 22, 2013 3
Kevin Rudd broke the news of the new PNG asylum seeker solution in classic media style -- late on a Friday. How did the media react?
July 19, 2013 31
The Rudd Solution on asylum seekers is a dramatic one: from now on, no one arriving by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. Will it work -- politically, or in stopping drownings?