By Emma Norton of Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
There is a series of myths, tropes and catch phrases about refugees in Australia. They are repeated by politicians and the media to such an extent that they have entered the consciousness of much of the population. The majority are lies and twisted half-truths […]
By Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Immigration raids and re-detentions have begun across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this weekend. Immigration cars are watching houses where people are living lawfully on community detention conditions and bridging visas. There is fear among community based asylum seekers as those called to appointments are then seized and taken […]
By Jay Fletcher of Green Left Weekly. Article originally published at http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52492.
More than 3300 asylum seekers have arrived in Australia by boat since the August 13 “expert panel report” on refugees. The Australian government has made no moves to hear the asylum claims of those sent to Nauru or held in mainland detention.
The decision […]
September 26, 2012
THE federal government has begun moving asylum seekers from Christmas Island to the Australian mainland, despite their having arrived after Labor’s deadline for its Pacific solution.
The transfer has been forced by overcrowding on Christmas Island and the move threatens to undermine government attempts to deter boatloads of irregular migrants by sending […]
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In recent years, time-hallowed rescue-at-sea obligations have been constrained and corroded by an increasingly ruthless and cynical Australian maritime border security system. This system routinely collects large amount of human and signals intelligence on boats that may be on their way towards Australia’s […]
As part of the 20th year anniversary of mandatory detention, RRAN hosted a special forum examining the history of mandatory detention of refugees, the case against it and the role activism has played in challenging it. For those who couldn’t make it to Monday’s forum, here’s footage of the presentation proper — keep an eye […]
By Malcom Fraser, via http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbotts-evil-policy-work-20120617-20hzs.html
The Coalition’s latest asylum seeker plan is inhumane and lacks integrity.
Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison recently stood in front of Australia and proudly presented the Coalition’s plan to “ensure integrity and restore confidence in refugee assessment”. There is not much to be proud about in this policy. The […]
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 […]
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