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.
The Medical Evacuation Bill (just) passed through the Senate, but the legislation and the effects of our policy on Nauru should be examined.
Yesterday a win was registered by those on Manus Island, but the margin of the vote should be a matter of discussion.
As you read this, the Morrison government is sacrificing both its encryption bill and the rest of its legitimacy to stop a vote to get sick children off Nauru.
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.
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?
Nauru has decided to muzzle the press from reporting what it sees, but the only thing that Malcolm Turnbull can offer is regret. Try harder, Mal.
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.
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.
Nauru is the latest arena for the battle between new and old media, but as they war with different tactics, the method remains eerily similar.
Friday! Woo! What happened while you were asleep? Peter Dutton refined his “hype” comments, Ausgrid won’t be sold to the Chinese, and the dab descended on Rio.
The problems on Nauru stretch far beyond the borders of each political party. After the revelations yesterday, it is now a national problem.
Last, year Kylie Beach was arrested for peacefully protesting Australia’s stance on asylum seekers. Today, she faces court for the first time.
With Spanish company Ferrovial tabling a takeover of the company that runs Nauru and Manus, a campaign has begun to #LetThemKnow the moral cost.
With Turnbull’s new cabinet filling the headlines, Jordan King-Lacroix feels we’re whitewashing a much greater issue. And he’s not done talking about it.
The Australian Government has taken the High Court’s offshore detention ruling one step further, and 200 years back, as Jordan King-Lacroix explains.
New to the Current Affairs Wrap desk is Rob Idol, who would like to make his introductions, before reminding us of the week that was. Hi Rob!
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap covers the Zaky Mallah fallout, anti-terror legislation overseas and accusations from Nauru.
Michael Burrill’s #currentaffairswrap, TBS’ weekly news wrap up: citizenship, Nauru, IS, indigenous affairs and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Bill Heffernan claims westernised ISIS can tackle corporate tax terror, detention centre operator gags employees and Tone’s not cool with ice – this week’s #currentaffairswrap from Michael Burrill.