In this poem writer John Bartlett considers the plight of the asylum seekers on Manus Island detention centre.
The No Business in Abuse campaign, which is urging super funds to abandon their stake in companies that support or profit from the detention of asylum seekers, has the potential to reframe the refugee debate.
Ellen Hays spoke to Elaine Pearson, Australia director of Human Rights Watch, at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law’s annual conference, where Pearson was speaking on the consequences of Australia’s border protection policy.
Are boycotts an expression of economic freedom? Are they useful? Marta Skrabacz looks at some recent examples of boycotting to offer some answers
I think about the life this man was fleeing. I imagine what he was fleeing from. I think about the hiding, the terror, the fear, the desperation that drove him from his home. I think about the journey he would have taken to Indonesia.
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.
There is scope across the board for the Australian government to place a far stronger emphasis on human rights in its relationship with PNG, writes Jonathan Schultz.
By Sienna Merope Australia’s current mandatory detention policy not only breaches our legal and ethical obligations, it is also a colossal waste of money. Mandatory detention of what the Federal Government likes to call “Irregular Maritime Arrivals” was first introduced in 1989. Under the policy, all asylum seekers who arrive by boat are put in […]
By Benjamin Pynt. This article is part of our December 2012 and January 2013 focus on Asylum Seekers. Introduction Under the offshore processing regime, better known as the Pacific Solution Mark II (PSII), some asylum seekers are transferred to Nauru and Manus Island, where they face problems such as endemic antibody-resistant malaria, unsafe drinking water and inadequate […]