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'There was not a problem to fix.'
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Labor is under pressure to support the ban, but then there's the UN Refugee Convention.
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Is this a way to make a cross-Tasman resettlement deal work?
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Border Force has remained quiet about it for weeks.
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Asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru have been exiled, displaced, crushed and left hopeless.
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The PM has addressed an almost empty UN General Assembly.
When 5,000 refugee places aren't new, just 'permanent'.
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And that is a conservative estimate.
Wilson Security, which provides guards to detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island, will withdraw when its contracts end amid concerns over damage to its reputation. "The provision of security serv...
The captive refugees in Manus prison have witnessed too much violence and torture, but for them, the taste and intensity of violence and torture in the horrendous solitary confinements of Bravo, Chauka, The Green Zone and MAA, have been much more profound.
Comedian Corinne Grant then unleashes.
Australia's response to abuse on Nauru could be examined.
"The Australian government is keeping us here as hostages and I don't know why the PNG Supreme Court is wasting time."
It was a long, looong nine weeks.
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Malcolm Turnbull has faced questions from punters on the ABC.
'That's the goal, to show the scale of this.'
The group is calling for better treatment of refugees after two deaths on Nauru.
More than 700 asylum seekers held on Manus Island have launched legal action calling on the Federal Government to immediately move them to Australia. The application for an urgent injunction was filed...
It's election season in Australia, and with that comes a set of tried and true traditions -- candidates kissing babies and shaking hands in shopping centres, election day sausage sizzles, and immigrat...
A medical aircraft to treat and transport an Iranian refugee on Nauru who set himself alight did not arrive until 24 hours after the incident, refugee advocates claim. A 23-year-old man named Omid sel...
It is the great lie on which John Howard, Philip Ruddock, Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton have built their political popularity. But it is still a lie.
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, has announced the Manus Regional Processing Centre will close after his country's Supreme Court ruled the centre was illegal and unconstitutional...
Lawyers say they will ask the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court to rule on sending asylum seekers held on Manus Island back to Australia, after the centre was declared unconstitutional in a surprise deci...
Australia's scheme of detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island has been ruled illegal by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court, throwing the offshore detention system into doubt. The ABC has reported that...
Doctors and medical professionals have slammed the Australian Government's handling of asylum seekers' medical care, which they believe led to the death of Hamid Khazaei in a Brisbane hospital in 2014...
The government has no exit strategy when it comes to the offshore detention camps. It's clear that Australians are growing wise to the government's spin. They're standing up and saying that stopping the boats with child abuse is not on.
People in vulnerable situations need sanctuary, and governments that proclaim adherence to liberal and democratic values ought to provide it. Clearly conditions in Nauru and Manus fail to do this.
If Immigration Minister Peter Dutton decides to send asylum seekers back to the Nauru detention facility, despite the growing reports of traumatic conditions there, he risks creating a perception that Australia relies on inhumane conditions as part of its deterrence strategy. And relying on such measures may appear tantamount to condoning them.
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A number of doctors have said plainly that detention on Nauru constituted child abuse. No-one familiar with the basics of the system could disagree. Turnbull had a choice: he could deliberately, knowingly send children to a situation amounting to child abuse, or he could begin to recast Australia's shameful refugee detention system.
Two refugees, known only as Behrouz and Omar, fled to Australia from the Middle-East in 2013. Escaping what they describe as certain death, they had days in which to leave their homes and choose a pa...