Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: offshore detention
Offshore detention is sadism. The camps are labs for the exploration of human suffering.

Offshore detention is sadism. The camps are labs for the exploration of human suffering.

When you are willing to let someone go blind slowly, a child to starve themself to death in protest and trauma, then your camp has become something other than a mere containment facility that happens to be cruel.

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?

Did Kevin Rudd really intend offshore processing to last only one year?

Did Kevin Rudd really intend offshore processing to last only one year?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has claimed that asylum seekers on Manus Island could have been resettled in Australia three years ago. Was that really his government's policy?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

New job for Drew Clarke? ... The New York Times saved Manus detainees ... Peter Tonagh and Kim Williams' cosy lunch ...

Turnbull doesn’t have a ‘selfie officer’: things we’ve learned in Senate estimates so far

Turnbull doesn’t have a ‘selfie officer’: things we’ve learned in Senate estimates so far

Plans for Snowy Hydro 2.0 were rushed, Immigration got it wrong on Good Friday incident, and there is no selfie officer for the PM.

Is Dutton’s ‘fake refugees’ argument designed to undermine the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Is Dutton’s ‘fake refugees’ argument designed to undermine the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

Peter Dutton's criticism of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal shows the government is thinking about bypassing the tribunal for refugee reviews.

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

Coalition senators have criticised Parliament for relying on sources other than the government for information on what happens in offshore detention.

What is the ‘dumb’ refugee deal with the US anyway?

What is the ‘dumb’ refugee deal with the US anyway?

The refugee deal with the United States is probably not going to happen, but where did the deal come from in the first place? Crikey intern Jamal Ben Haddou explains.

Department of Immigration pays up twice for Save the Children slurs

Department of Immigration pays up twice for Save the Children slurs

The second apology shows that another payment has been made by the government.

The great immigration con: in silence, bad things flourish

The great immigration con: in silence, bad things flourish

There is a way to end offshore detention, increase Australia's economic productivity and shoulder more of our fair share of the world's refugee crisis, says GetUp's Shen Narayanasamy.