June 20, 2018
Crikey readers respond to "truths" about asylum seeker policy, as well as the political logic of Clive Palmer and Brian Burston.
June 19, 2018 72
What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.
August 29, 2017 4
Peter Dutton tells us his recent crackdown on asylum seekers in Australia is about the costs of a rorted system -- but how do those costs compare with the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island?
August 28, 2017 22
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?
August 1, 2017 19
Whatever our failures in other initiatives, we are world-standard in the production and calibration of cruelty and fear.
May 4, 2017
Memo to Abbott: we're No. 13 ... millions spent discouraging boats ... tech whiz culture warriors wanted ...
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.
March 17, 2017 4
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.
February 22, 2017 21
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.
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.
January 30, 2017 9
There is something very familiar about Donald Trump's new plan to stop the planes.
November 1, 2016 39
Australia was one of the first nations to sign up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so why do we flout it all the time? Turns out we always have.
October 13, 2016 9
Jim Molan says Australians should not be embarrassed by our refugee policy. But La Trobe University emeritus professor Robert Manne feels nothing but shame.
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.
September 26, 2016 7
Malcolm Turnbull has increased the number of refugees to 18,750, but that is a much lower number than we can comfortably support.
September 20, 2016 6
These are the Facebook posts Immigration doesn't want asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru to see.
August 19, 2016
The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.
August 17, 2016 4
Wilson security might have downplayed abuse on Nauru to make their stats look better.
August 16, 2016 18
We are not "better than" the abuses at Don Dale and Nauru. Torture and brutality are who we are.
August 15, 2016 6
Australia's appalling treatment of refugees on Nauru is the talk of the world, writes John Martinkus.