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Topic: immigration detention
Acting Federal Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Phone ban push gives Border Force new powers, treats detainees as criminals

Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

The $130 billion JobKeeper package unpacked

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper package, and New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have all passed health orders with whopping fines attached. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney (Image: Wikimedia)

On the frontline: facing COVID-19 in detention

People locked up in detention centres are not immune from the effects of the coronavirus.

A final goodbye to Abdul, the latest man to die in Australian detention

Abdul Aziz, a 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, died in detention. Crikey was invited by his family and friends to exclusively bear witness before his body was sent home.

Why New Zealand will not stop fighting Australia on deportation

The debate over Australia's deportation laws is tearing Australia apart from one of its closest allies — and it's only getting worse.

MITA detainees Huyen and Isabella with journalist Rebekah Holt (Image: Rebekah Holt)

A horror week in Australian onshore detention

A young man has died. Another has attempted self-harm. A toddler, who has spent her entire life in detention, was hospitalised. Here's the day-by-day account.

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters, Kopika and Tharunicaa (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Peter Dutton is repeating false claims there are no children in detention

On the same day that a two-year-old in detention was banned from receiving a birthday cake, the Home Affairs minister claimed again that all children have been removed from detention.

Kopika, Priya and Tharunicaa. (Image: Rebekah Holt)

The road to deportation: inside the Biloela family’s 15-month detention

In March 2018, Priya and her family gained national attention after a dawn raid on their home. Yesterday, after much quiet anguish, they lost their High Court bid to avoid deportation.

Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.

Huyen and her baby. Image credit: Rebekah Holt.

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.