Charlie Lewis August 29, 2017 4 Comments
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?
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?
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.
Crikey May 4, 2017
Memo to Abbott: we're No. 13 ... millions spent discouraging boats ... tech whiz culture warriors wanted ...
Josh Taylor April 24, 2017 14 Comments
Coalition senators have criticised Parliament for relying on sources other than the government for information on what happens in offshore detention.
Michael Bradley March 17, 2017 4 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.
Michael Bradley February 22, 2017 21 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.
Crikey Intern February 6, 2017 5 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.
Shakira Hussein January 30, 2017 9 Comments
There is something very familiar about Donald Trump's new plan to stop the planes.
Michael Bradley November 1, 2016 39 Comments
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.