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

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

Guy RundleAug 1, 201719 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

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

Max ChalmersJul 25, 20174 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'

Brandis and Dutton make a mockery of refugee tribunal's 'independence'

Greg BarnsJun 29, 201710 Comments

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

Brandis culls AAT Migration Tribunal, with almost 80 to be shown the door

Brandis culls AAT Migration Tribunal, with almost 80 to be shown the door

Josh TaylorJun 1, 201711 Comments

Attorney-General George Brandis is expected to announce a huge cull of AAT members following criticism of its immigration decisions.

How the right turned on ASIO

How the right turned on ASIO

Josh TaylorMay 31, 201728 Comments

All of a sudden Australia's right wing seems to have fallen out of love with our chief spy agency.

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

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

Josh TaylorMay 22, 201711 Comments

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

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Michael BradleyMar 17, 20174 Comments

The PNG Supreme Court seemed like an ally for the asylum seekers on Manus Island when it declared the offshore detention camp illegal. But now it has determined that PNG can deport these desperate people back to the countries they fled in the first place.

Hinch's Senate Diary: remembering Bill Leak, and what will happen with Nauru

Hinch's Senate Diary: remembering Bill Leak, and what will happen with Nauru

Derryn HinchMar 16, 20176 Comments

Bill Leak's colleagues at The Australian done him proud.

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments

George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.

What is the 'dumb' refugee deal with the US anyway?

What is the 'dumb' refugee deal with the US anyway?

Jamal Ben HaddouFeb 6, 20175 Comments

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.