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Topic: Asylum Seekers
Why a bill of rights is still a long way off

Why a bill of rights is still a long way off

Crikey readers discuss the prospect of a national bill of rights, AFP raids and the mentality propping up refugee detention camps.

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

It's time for Australian faith leaders to loudly protest the elitist religiosity propping up the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.

Asylum seekers transferred to Christmas Island

Asylum seekers transferred to Christmas Island

Good morning, early birds. A boatload of asylum seekers have been transferred to Christmas Island detention centre for the first time since the facility's $185 million reopening, and Robert Mueller corrects the record on the Trump-Russia investigation for the first time. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Dutton’s Rwandans led troops in deadly raid targeting tourists

Dutton’s Rwandans led troops in deadly raid targeting tourists

Two Rwandan men secretly resettled by the government led soldiers in a 1999 raid in Uganda that resulted in the rape and murder of Western tourists.

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has explained his $1.4 billion upgrade of medical facilities on Christmas Island, and National Party MPs demand a return of "big stick" energy laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison’s Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Morrison’s Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Australia is set for years of costly legal battles — with the possibility of punitive damages — if plans to transfer sick asylum seekers to Christmas Island go ahead.

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

Labor may be stumbling on the latest asylum seeker issue but it had Coalition scandals handed to it on a silver platter throughout the week.

Refugee groups to challenge Christmas Island medical transfers

Refugee groups to challenge Christmas Island medical transfers

Good morning, early birds. Lawyers representing refugee groups are preparing to challenge the government's plan to shift asylum seeker medical transfers to Christmas Island, and Labor turns down the pressure on royal commission banking recommendations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.