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Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.

Haneef: wrong to charge him, right to deport him

Haneef: wrong to charge him, right to deport him

Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews yesterday made material public relating to his decision to cancel Dr Haneef’s visa. He released Advice obtained from the Solicitor-General David Bennett QC which Advice quoted some material.

Haneef’s fleeting freedom: section 501 strikes again

Haneef’s fleeting freedom: section 501 strikes again

Section 501 of the Migration Act has been used to detain terror suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef, and it has given rise to considerable dissent in the legal fraternity. Thomas Hunter reports.