by Victoria Martin
“So danger… small boat” “help now!” “We have no life jackets” “Water is coming in, we have water coming in” “yes yes water”.
As I slipped into the Coroner’s Court in Perth to attend the inquest into the sinking of the SIEV 358 in which at least ninety people died, the recordings […]
By Gerry Georgatos
Ali Jasmin was 13 years old when the Commonwealth of Australia locked him up in an adult prison for being a deckhand on a boat of Asylum Seekers, and hence for assisting people in the safe passage of Asylum to our shores. International maritime laws and the various United Conventions and protocols […]
By Ben Eltham, New Matilda. From http://newmatilda.com/2012/05/24/asios-reign-may-be-over
ASIO’s immigration assessments lack any kind of transparency, but a new High Court challenge may change that. Scrutiny is not inimical to security, writes Ben Eltham
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” — who watches the watchmen? So goes the famous Latin saying, generally attributed to Juvenal. Given the […]
By Amy Bainbridge, Lateline, ABC. From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-23/high-court-challenge-to-refugee-asio-assessments/4029480
A human rights lawyer has lodged papers in the High Court in a bid to challenge asylum seekers’ detention on the grounds of adverse ASIO security assessments.
The case argues refugees should have the right to an independent review of their security assessment.
It follows a similar recommendation […]
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