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Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Up Yours: epitaph shopping with Julian Burnside

Up Yours: epitaph shopping with Julian Burnside

Burnside, as you likely know, is a barrister, a refugee advocate and a man with an honourable alphabet of letters appended by others to his name. He's also a fighter and dogged correspondent who seems to thinks a lot about death.

Julian Burnside weighs into Victorian council fight

Julian Burnside weighs into Victorian council fight

The Boroondara councillors made their move in a confidential meeting last December ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Long live the king ... gone fishin' ... Burnside weighs in ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Brandis gets hysterical ... musical impresario Julian Burnside ... guess what, Young Labor is fighting ...

Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Kate Durham says she'll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

The Australian doing hard time overseas (no, it’s not Schapelle)

The Australian doing hard time overseas (no, it’s not Schapelle)

Jock Palfreeman says he acted in self-defence when he took a life. Bulgarian courts say otherwise. Now Palfreeman alleges he was assaulted by prison guards -- so why isn't the media interested? Freelance writer Andy Fleming investigates.

‘Let them all come’ is ‘stop the boats’ for unthinking progressives

‘Let them all come’ is ‘stop the boats’ for unthinking progressives

A focus on outcomes rather than conspicuous compassion is required if the Left is to deal itself back into the asylum seeker debate.