Federal Politics

The Nauruan government, which rarely allows Australian journalists to visit the island, described the program as an ...

Audit finds serious failings in asylum seeker healthcare

The contractor responsible for the health of asylum seekers has been slugged more than $300,000 for problems relating to treatment of tuberculosis and other serious diseases in onshore detention, raising grave questions over the quality of care delivered to vulnerable people behind the wire.

Manus Island: Causing suffering to complement and reinforce the 'turnback' strategy was always morally questionable, but ...

Manus Island workers suffered 'psychotic' episodes

Manus Island workers have reportedly suffered psychotic episodes after being given a controversial anti-malarial drug and detainees are still being offered the medication despite official warnings that people with mental illness should not use it.

Asylum seeker Mehran Jabar says everybody in Nauru detention has stress, depression and many 'use tablets for sleep'.

In Nauru's ghost camps, refugees sleep away the pain

When Asal Jabar is bored she yearns to play hide-and-seek. But in Nauru's refugee ghost camps, the young Iranian must creep around medicated, drowsy inhabitants who can reportedly sleep for more than 15 hours a day.