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If even Abbott can admit he got offshore processing wrong, why can’t the Greens?

If even Abbott can admit he got offshore processing wrong, why can’t the Greens?

Tony Abbott admits he stuffed up. Will the Greens also admit that they got it wrong? John Menadue asks the question.

The moral calculus of exemplary <br>detention

The moral calculus of exemplary
detention

In proposing to detain refugees for an extended period, the new Pacific Solution comes with a great moral cost.

We’re fair-weather regional friends on asylum seekers

We’re fair-weather regional friends on asylum seekers

Many people agree that a regional response on asylum seekers is essential. The problem is how to get there, writes John Menadue, a Centre for Policy Development fellow and former Immigration Department secretary.

Australia paying a heavy price for Greens purity

Australia paying a heavy price for Greens purity

The Greens' posturing on asylum seekers and formerly on climate change has played into the hands of cynical opponents, writes John Menadue, Centre for Policy Development fellow and former Department of Immigration secretary.

A slow boat to Australia via Nauru

A slow boat to Australia via Nauru

The scuttling of the Malaysian arrangement has given oxygen to the people smugglers, write John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi, Centre for Policy Development fellows and immigration experts.

Crook sinks House of Reps vote on Malaysia deal

Crook sinks House of Reps vote on Malaysia deal

The Labor Party appears to be stringing out debate on a number of relatively non-consequential bills in the House of Representatives this morning to avoid a vote on its controversial Malaysia refugee swap legislation.

Tanya Plibersek takes the pledge

Tanya Plibersek takes the pledge

Citizenship is a birthright; reciting or refusing to recite a pledge of allegiance would make zero difference to that.

Abbott stays quiet on refugee policy

Abbott stays quiet on refugee policy

Crikey media wrap: Prime Minister Julia Gillard convinced her Labor caucus to back changes to the Migration Act in order to legalise the Malaysia refugee swap, but will Tony Abbott support them?

Malaysia Solution II: Gillard wins support

Malaysia Solution II: Gillard wins support

The ALP National Left has slammed Julia Gillard's decision to allow immigration minister Chris Bowen carte blanche to decide the offshore processing fate of asylum seekers.