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

Antony Loewenstein November 13, 2017 12 Comments

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

Razer: our empathy will not save the souls on Manus

Helen Razer November 7, 2017 43 Comments

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

Crikey Worm: ‘Paradise Papers’ largest leak in history

Max Chalmers November 6, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The largest leak in history has implicated the rich and famous in a hidden network of shadowy tax accounting. Plus, the two Coalition parties fall to infighting over the task of appointing a new Senate president. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Meet the Rohingya of western Sydney, remote witnesses to a pogrom

Max Chalmers September 22, 2017 1 Comment

Since violence against their friends and family in Myanmar erupted in late August, Lakemba's Rohingya community has convulsed as loved ones disappear.

Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?

Michael Sainsbury September 19, 2017 2 Comments

Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.

Government cynically seeks asylum from the judiciary when it comes to refugees

Michael Bradley August 29, 2017 22 Comments

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.

Why is the government kicking asylum seekers out of their homes?

Sally Whyte August 28, 2017 22 Comments

The government has announced it will stop providing welfare to asylum seekers living in Australia for medical treatment. But how many such people are there, how did they get here in the first place, and is the move really about preventing a court challenge?

Rundle: Manus Island is a catastrophe five years in the making

Guy Rundle August 1, 2017 19 Comments

Whatever our failures in other initiatives, we are world-standard in the production and calibration of cruelty and fear.

US officials: Australia was asked to reunite refugee families, US had similar concerns to UNHCR

Max Chalmers July 25, 2017 4 Comments

In interviews with Crikey, former US officials have divulged information that seems to expose either egregious double-dealing, or egregious incompetence, within Dutton's department.

Brandis and Dutton make a mockery of refugee tribunal’s ‘independence’

Greg Barns June 29, 2017 10 Comments

The issue is one of what is termed "apprehended bias", made famous during the Dyson Heydon controversy of 2015.