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.
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.
I travelled to a refugee camp in Lebanon, a place mostly populated by the children of Palestine. What I saw was hope walking alongside hopelessness.
Our refugees win literary awards, they move us on Twitter, and they heavily influence our news cycles. But, somehow, each new name seems to be a scandal the government needs to endure – nothing more.
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.
I recently met a migrant. In her possession, a letter to her new head of state, and hopes for a better life in the country that took her in.
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.
With the conditions of our offshore detention now being exposed, it’s best we do not forget Fazel Chegeni, a true victim of our apathy.
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?
If you think the slave trade is a relic of a bygone era, think again. Libya is the latest hotbed of an industry that sadly lives on in the modern age.
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.
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.
An endeavouring few in Sydney’s South-West are bringing football to the huddled masses, giving hope and familiarity to refugees new to our shores.
I recently returned home after years abroad, to find my country beset by stereotype. It’s time we question the truth – and our own thoughts – before lasting damage is done.
The phone call was terrible, and the deal even worse. Three theories about how Trump will handle Obama’s plans for Australia’s asylum seekers.
According to Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the Australia/US refugee ban has not been cleared with the boss. Bad Igor!
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 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?
“This will send the strongest possible signal to people smugglers.” Malcolm Turnbull calls for life bans for asylum seekers, the latest step in his government’s reprehensible immigration policy.
What a week. Violence again made itself known in the US, as our own politicians changed tack on their policies…before staying true to them. Very nice.