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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Memo to Abbott: we're No. 13 ... millions spent discouraging boats ... tech whiz culture warriors wanted ...

Shush your bleeding-heart ‘moral lecturing’, Immigration tells doctors, state premiers, lawyers

Shush your bleeding-heart ‘moral lecturing’, Immigration tells doctors, state premiers, lawyers

Doctors, premiers and the Human Rights Commission all begged the government to allow 267 asylum seekers bound for Nauru to stay. But the government is not for turning.

Did Australia pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission

Did Australia pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission

Australian officials are accused of paying off people smugglers, which they will neither confirm nor deny.

Illegal, incompetent — either way, the bribery won’t be investigated

Illegal, incompetent — either way, the bribery won’t be investigated

With Labor too incompetent and embarrassed to investigate the bribery of people smugglers, there are no mechanisms for investigating criminal conduct by intelligence agencies.

Were we funding terrorism when we bribed people smugglers?

Were we funding terrorism when we bribed people smugglers?

The legal consequences of bribing people smugglers are potentially serious -- especially if the government insists people smuggling funds terrorism.

Finally, we are addressing ABC bias

Finally, we are addressing ABC bias

Crikey readers talk the ABC, people smugglers and why Tassie should host its own G21.

Stop the people smugglers

Stop the people smugglers

Crikey readers talk climate denialism, The Australian's true purpose and who should set Australia's immigration policy.

Ex-ADF chief: asylum seeker solution can’t be an Indonesian problem

Ex-ADF chief: asylum seeker solution can’t be an Indonesian problem

In a new Australia21 essay on Australia's asylum seeker debate, former Defence Force chief Chris Barrie argues for a more strategic approach with Indonesia to stop the boats.

Sending asylum seekers offshore harmful — and won’t stop the boats

Sending asylum seekers offshore harmful — and won’t stop the boats

The offshore processing of asylum seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea deliberately harms human beings and has no benefit other than political smoke and mirrors, argues Susan Metcalfe.

Australia-Indonesia commitment a must on people smuggling

Australia-Indonesia commitment a must on people smuggling

Australia’s efforts to combat people smuggling cannot afford to be one-sided, but involve a genuine commitment to work with Indonesia, write academics Melissa Crouch and Antje Missbach.