Despite an ongoing review, both the Australian and PNG governments have decided to extended Paladin’s contract on Manus Island.
To prove that empathy may be truly dead, the PNG government is now turning Manus Island into a corporate tax haven.
If we do the maths of the Paladin deal, it costs the Australian taxpayer 56 times more to house the refugees on Manus than it would here.
Yes, 2018 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but we need to keep going.
Today, three more refugees on Manus Island attempted suicide, including one who wanted to burn himself alive outside the immigration office.
According to refugee advocates, the approximate number of suicide attempts on Manus Island has reached 45 after a Somalian refugee set himself alight earlier today.
There has been yet another attempted suicide on Manus Island, bringing the total to 30 since the federal election on May 18.
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.
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?
Watching the rescue of the soccer team in a Thai cave has kept our attention. But why do we care so much about them, and view something like the Manus issue differently?
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.
In Dutton’s mind, he’s not a monster, he’s just ahead of the curve. In fact, unpacking the man, he’s our very own Joker.
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?
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.
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.
The landmark case to award asylum seekers compensation should not be taken at face value. Indeed, despite the headlines, nothing has changed.
The world has been gripped with a missile measuring contest, there’s been more trouble on Manus Island, we said goodbye to a couple of comedy greats and heard about the world’s greatest Maccas run.
Morn, all! What happened while you were asleep? Well Theresa is serious about leaving, yet more financial shenanigans from Canberra, and we have yet another name to attach to 007. Ffs.
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.
Good morning and welcome back to the week that was. There’s been fresh violence in Syria and the return of the show that’s apparently better than sex…
With Spanish company Ferrovial tabling a takeover of the company that runs Nauru and Manus, a campaign has begun to #LetThemKnow the moral cost.