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Young people don't believe we have been good stewards of refugees
Opinion
Opinion

Young people don't believe we have been good stewards of refugees

We may just have to wait for the next generation of voters to put politicians in their place.

  • by Jenna Price

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Lawyers prepare to launch court challenges on refugee medical transfers to Christmas Island
Peter Dutton

Lawyers prepare to launch court challenges on refugee medical transfers to Christmas Island

Immigration Minister David Coleman has insisted the government will "ensure" adequate medical care is available on the island.

  • by Michael Koziol
Nauru to decide on medical transfers of refugees despite new Australian laws
Nauru

Nauru to decide on medical transfers of refugees despite new Australian laws

The Nauruan health minister will sign off on transfers "unless the minister has legitimate reason or cause to do otherwise".

  • by Michael Koziol
Nauru bans 'telemedicine' for medical transfers in threat to new Australian laws
Scott Morrison

Nauru bans 'telemedicine' for medical transfers in threat to new Australian laws

Lawyer and refugee advocate George Newhouse said Australia was now "unable to comply with its own laws".

  • by Michael Koziol
Victories for human rights highlight Australia’s tarnished reputation
Opinion
Opinion

Victories for human rights highlight Australia’s tarnished reputation

The global plaudits for two refugees in Australian offshore detention have exposed the absurdity of Australian government policies.

  • by Elaine Pearson
We've blinked on asylum seekers, and people smugglers know it
Opinion
Nauru

We've blinked on asylum seekers, and people smugglers know it

The people smugglers can now sell the story that while you might spend longer than you would prefer on Nauru, you will get to Australia.

  • by Amanda Vanstone
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Can we care about more than one issue? Can we walk and chew gum, Australia?
Opinion
Opinion

Can we care about more than one issue? Can we walk and chew gum, Australia?

Do we care more about asylum seekers wanting to get to Australia than the plight of Aboriginal children already living here?

  • by Jane Marwick
Is this Scott Morrison's Tampa moment?
Scott Morrison

Is this Scott Morrison's Tampa moment?

An election battle over asylum seekers and border protection is certain. But have Australians' sentiments shifted on this lightning rod issue?

  • by Michael Koziol and David Wroe
Cutting through the claims: the refugee medical debate, explained
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Nauru

Cutting through the claims: the refugee medical debate, explained

What exactly are the changes that passed through Parliament against the government's wishes, and what will they mean?

  • by Michael Koziol
Shorten should have called for an election immediately
Opinion
Opinion

Shorten should have called for an election immediately

Bill Shorten could have pushed harder this week and chose not to. The Opposition Leader has not turned the government’s loss into a call for an election. Given the way this Parliament carries on, that is a shame.

  • by David Crowe
Government prepares to remove 300 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first wave of transfers
Bill Shorten

Government prepares to remove 300 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first wave of transfers

Divisive new law has sparked a political storm over the risk of a resumption in boat arrivals.

  • by David Crowe and David Wroe