Based on the true story of a woman wrongfully detained in offshore detention, Stateless challenges our capacity for empathy.
Health issues were at the forefront of human rights media coverage in July writes Pia White, and the diagnosis for Australia is not good.
Laura O’Neill describes the situation on the ground for asylum seekers in Indonesia now that Australia is “deterring” boat arrivals – work rights, UNHCR processing, access to education and the threat of deportation or detention once refugee claims are rejected.
Maya Borom reviews Antony Lowenstein’s latest book, Profits of Doom, which examines the impact of multinational corporations taking charge of traditional government functions.
In his new book, Profits of Doom, Antony Loewenstein travels to Christmas Island to investigate the reality of Australia’s privatised detention system for asylum seekers. In this excerpt, he recalls the day he saw a boat carrying asylum seekers arrive on the shores of Christmas Island.
The power dynamic between Australia and its tropical neighbours is an unequal one, writes Kate Galloway. Australia’s call on its tropical neighbours to host offshore detention centres offers an interesting case study.
While the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers continues to recommend a regional solution for asylum seekers, Asher Hirsch questions whether such a task is possible.