Now that both parties have promised to maintain offshore detention, our treatment of asylum seekers has truly reached its nadir.
Manus Island continues to be a humanitarian crisis. Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch Australia believes that while headlines have changed, the facts have not.
Now that the die has been cast, I think it might be best if we examine exactly what we’ve signed up for.
Despite the rhetoric, those who seek asylum by boat are often richer and arrive less frequently than those who arrive by plane. There are some marked differences between the two.
The Medical Evacuation Bill (just) passed through the Senate, but the legislation and the effects of our policy on Nauru should be examined.
Shorten siding with Scott Morrison over Manus is more than a capitulation, it should serve as a reminder to all of us.
I’m lucky to possess a passport that allows me to freely travel wherever I like. We, including our government, tend to take this for granted.
What a week. PETA jumped the shark, odd things were heard in space and our politics went to complete doo-doo.
Well, it was a particularly brutal week, punctuated by the awfulness of Nauru, and a rather vivid plane crash. But hey, we all laughed at Julian Assange. That’s something, right?
Progress seems to be finally at hand regarding Nauru, but according to World Vision, there’s still much work to be done.
The United Nations called for the refugees on Nauru to be evacuated to Australia. While the Australians spin their wheels on the issue, the need for mental care is pressing.
Julian Burnside has long been a critic of Peter Dutton, but now he’s placed his considerable weight behind the candidate that looks to topple him.
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?
It has been argued that people are more upset about separating illegal immigrant parents and children than they are about children being ripped from parents and placed into foster care. This foster caregiver weighs in.
Today, a Swedish student named Elin stopped an asylum seeker from being deported. We might celebrate her stand, but in reality, it changes nothing.
A recent Dutton push looks to kick asylum seekers off their $35 a day living allowance to push them into the workforce.
We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.
This morning, those on Manus Island received a letter. They would not be coming to Australia, and they would not be able to stay in PNG. So what happens to them now?
Tuesday. The only day left at the nightclub when the lights come on. Overnight ScoMo was revealed to be not nice, Zlatan returned to his home planet and Tom Hanks rang around for quotes to re-do his kitchen.
Opportunities for old and new Australians to mesh are not as common as they should be. We should look no further than Mildura for an example of how things can be.
As the continuing crisis on Manus redefines how we’re viewed as a nation, I believe we should pay the price for our actions.
In the wake of the growing crisis on Manus Island, a collection of medical professionals have voiced their concerns about the health of those who remain.