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Topic: Asylum Seekers
Acting Federal Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Phone ban push gives Border Force new powers, treats detainees as criminals

Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters, Kopika and Tharunicaa (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Enough is enough: the saga of the Biloela Four must end

There is no conscience in our treatment of these people. It is passionless, gruesome officiousness, grinding them to dust in the name of the rule of a law that is bad.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Death by a million leaks: the campaign against medivac

The government's arguments against medivac laws were repeatedly bolstered by conveniently timed leaks. Who could be behind them?

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The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

Charter company Skytraders has turned a healthy profit by tapping into lucrative asylum seeker deportation contracts with Home Affairs. But is it worth the reputational cost?

Jacqui Lambie’s asylum-seeker ultimatum

Good morning, early birds. The details of Jacqui Lambie's agreement to repeal medevac have come to light, and, it turns out, the robo-debt ­recovery system is rather unlawful. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Huyen Tran and her daughter Isabella (Image: Supplied)

Baby in detention could be separated from mother despite UN requests

Nineteen-month-old Isabella has spent her entire life in an Australian detention centre. Now there are fears she may be separated from her mother.

Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani (Image: Wikimedia)

What’s next for Behrouz Boochani?

Crikey readers discuss the freedom of asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani and go in on Australia's shameful off-shore detention policies.

Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani (Image: Amnesty International)

New Zealand defies Australia, saves journalist from offshore detention

Award-winning journalist Behrouz Boochani has been given a reprieve, albeit perhaps briefly, in New Zealand. It's a move that will strain trans-Tasman relations.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Labor to refer travel document scandal to police

Good morning, early birds. Fallout from the Sydney council 'forged' document scandal grows, and UK police continue their investigation into 39 migrants found dead in a truck container. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2017 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

US announces permanent ceasefire in northern Syria

Good morning, early birds. Turkey has agreed to a permanent ceasefire following its invasion of northern Syria, and a former ASIO official is charged with breaching secrecy laws. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.