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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.
With Labor too incompetent and embarrassed to investigate the bribery of people smugglers, there are no mechanisms for investigating criminal conduct by intelligence agencies.
The legal consequences of bribing people smugglers are potentially serious -- especially if the government insists people smuggling funds terrorism.
Crikey readers talk the ABC, people smugglers and why Tassie should host its own G21.
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.
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’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.