The resignation of Dr John Brayley, the Surgeon General and CMO of the Australian Border Force, has closed a vital channel of advocacy for refugees. Four months later, the position is still empty.
We wonder how the wets will feel about genuflecting to Dutton.
The Department of Immigration has developed a years-long history of lying about its own spectacular failings, only for the lie to be exposed. Is the same happening about Manus Island again?
The government claims the 457 visa program has "lost credibility". Which prompts the question -- who is to blame? The same department that has screwed up so many other things.
LGBTI refugees should be sent to another country by PNG, says the head of Immigration, but it's nothing to do with Australia. And the real victims of offshore processing are bureaucrats hurt by criticism.
In the wake of Crikey revealing a mammoth budget blowout for the Immigration Department, bureaucrats have admitted to a large error in its annual report.
The government's failure to effectively pursue regional resettlement, and its wilful neglect of refugees on Nauru, has left offshore processing on the point of collapse.
It's not a happy tale. But it is a hell of a lot of on-water matters for a government not keen to speak about them.
The Immigration Department had no cause to remove Save the Children from Nauru, a new report has found.