The ongoing crisis at Manus is not just an issue that needs solving, it is also a slash across the face of the Australia we grew up idolising.
Now that both parties have promised to maintain offshore detention, our treatment of asylum seekers has truly reached its nadir.
The name on the door might have changed, but the challenges those stranded in our detention centres haven’t. So, Mr Shorten, Mr Morrison. What is your plan to solve this issue?
In the last week, we haven’t seen him take the wrong steps, rather we’ve seen him take none at all… Has Malcolm Turnbull failed in leadership of our country?
Gah. I hate the sound of my alarm. What happened while you were asleep? Dylan Voller gave evidence at the Don Dale RC, the NYT panned our asylum seeker policy and the UCL draw was drawn.
The protestors who glued their hands to a railing yesterday to prove a point about our refugee policy proved nothing. While a solution is needed, that certainly is not it.
We’ve recently witnessed a shift in our migration policy, but political rhetoric aside, what it really going to cost us?
The implementation of Turnbull’s asylum ban is hard to figure, but the motives are clear. But while the Coalition will score the victory, what really is won outside parliament?
I can no longer stomach our abhorrent asylum seeker policy, and it is not just the government’s fault, its ours too. For to not act, is to act.
Dutton’s statement about the “release” of children in detention has received quick scrutiny, but there’s an important part of the dialogue missing.
Notable Australian Rabbis have called for the Government to fulfil their legal and humanitarian obligation toward asylum seekers.
Pendlebury Wicks stumbled upon the ruins of Inverbrackie detention centre and found what it represents, and what it offers, completely unacceptable.
The Australian Government has taken the High Court’s offshore detention ruling one step further, and 200 years back, as Jordan King-Lacroix explains.
Multiculturalism, Max Walden explains, is the main wall that separates Australia from the European Union.
Michael Burrill’s current affairs wrap is all about “choices” – Jake Bilardi’s tragic choice of IS, PM Tony Abbott’s “lifestyle choice” for indigenous remote communities and, well, the PM’s appalling choices over asylum seeker policy.
Countering PM Tony Abbott’s lashing out at the Human Rights Commission’s findings in The Forgotten Children, Lachlan Dale offers solutions to help get asylum seeker children out of detention.
Asylum seeker Leo Seemanpillai’s suicide and the ensuing tragedy of his family not being allowed to attend his funeral shows Australia’s ugly heart of darkness…
Michael Burrill reveals it was a bit of a sneaky couple of weeks, with spying, smuggling and cheating the ATO being some of the big news ticket items of the fortnight.