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Border Force claim baby is being ‘housed’ rather than ‘detained’

Border Force claim baby is being ‘housed’ rather than ‘detained’

Australian Border Force has contended that a Vietnamese woman detained in Melbourne with her five-month-old baby are being "housed" in alternative accommodation, but some suggest that this is spin.

Nauru blocks urgent medical transfer

Nauru blocks urgent medical transfer

Good morning, early birds. Nauru has defied a court order for the urgent medical evacuation of a refugee. Plus, Daniel Andrews' document dump runs into serious trouble. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Yongah Hill detention centre rumoured to close following riot

Yongah Hill detention centre rumoured to close following riot

We hear Yongah Hill is slated for closure, the battle for New England, and somebody needs to explain irony to Tony Abbott.

Exclusive: concern raised for baby in Melbourne immigration detention

Exclusive: concern raised for baby in Melbourne immigration detention

This five-month-old baby has spent her life in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation. A psychiatric report submitted in June has raised mental health concerns for both mother and child.

Dear Border Force, we’d love a straight answer about the NZ teen you have detained

Dear Border Force, we’d love a straight answer about the NZ teen you have detained

Condemnation is kicking up across the ditch about a 17-year-old boy being held in adult detention. But Australian Border Force don't seem interested in offering real explanation.

How did the US achieve in a month what has eluded activists in Australia for 20 years?

How did the US achieve in a month what has eluded activists in Australia for 20 years?

US President Donald Trump has caved to public pressure and ordered an end to the separation of undocumented migrants from their children. So why have activists failed to achieve these kinds of results in Australia?

‘You’re worse than me!’: Trump is playing catch up to Australian cruelty

‘You’re worse than me!’: Trump is playing catch up to Australian cruelty

Crikey readers respond to the story of a New Zealand boy currently in detention, as well as ongoing disappointment over the NBN.

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

To hear Peter Dutton tell it, the real issue is "African crime gangs" in Victoria, but we hear there have been serious issues in Border Force since then -- perhaps should he stick to his knitting?

We have no bananas: visitors banned from bringing fresh food to immigration detention

We have no bananas: visitors banned from bringing fresh food to immigration detention

The Department of Immigration has declared war on fruits and vegetables, as visitors are no longer able to bring home-cooked meals or fresh produce to visit people in immigration detention. Freelance journalist Rebekah Holt reports.

Dutton telling the truth — at least in part — about Good Friday Manus shooting

Dutton telling the truth — at least in part — about Good Friday Manus shooting

The briefing Immigration Minister Peter Dutton received on the Good Friday shooting on Manus Island partially backs his claim on the cause of the tension.