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Inside the Biloela family’s Christmas Island detention quarters

Inside the Biloela family’s Christmas Island detention quarters

Almost $27 million has been spent on the facility this year, and the Biloela family are the only people housed there. So why are the conditions so bad?

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Crikey readers on the welfare system and the government's war on asylum seekers.

How much the government has spent trying to deport the Tamil family from Biloela

How much the government has spent trying to deport the Tamil family from Biloela

From charter flights to court fees to the massive cost of holding someone in detention, the government has spent upward of $2 million trying to deport a family of asylum seekers.

Lawyers try a Hail Mary as Biloela family faces court

Lawyers try a Hail Mary as Biloela family faces court

Lawyers for Biloela's young Tamil family are trying to find a legal loophole that will allow them to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Australian media has an asylum seeker problem

Australian media has an asylum seeker problem

Traditional media has been out of step with its audience on this issue since Tampa — and the government knows it.

Dutton adds the erroneous term ‘anchor babies’ to his anti-immigration arsenal

Dutton adds the erroneous term ‘anchor babies’ to his anti-immigration arsenal

Crikey unpacks the ugly history behind the phrase "anchor babies", and how it relates to where Australia and the US are now.

It’s about ethics in polling journalism

It’s about ethics in polling journalism

Australian polling is still reeling from the election, but that doesn't mean you should write off Anthony Albanese's latest Newspoll.

Prime minister, where the bloody hell are ya?

Prime minister, where the bloody hell are ya?

Compassion aside, how has this PR pro gotten the last few weeks so badly wrong?

The Australian picks its next Holy War target

The Australian picks its next Holy War target

Opposition home affairs spokesperson Kristina Keneally has copped a torrent of flak from News Corp for supporting the Biloela Tamil family. How far will the The Australian go in its latest Holy War?

Deportation push lays bare government’s cruelty

Deportation push lays bare government’s cruelty

Crikey readers discuss the government's fight to deport the Biloela Tamil family, the religious freedom debate, and the stagnating economy.