Offshore detention. For two decades, no two words have plagued Australian politics as doggedly as these. Anthony Levin draws a disturbingly accurate picture Australia’s offshore detention centres that we may or may not be ready for.
Poet Virginia Lowe reflects on asylum seekers and the impact such experiences have on children.
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.
The Undesirables is an explosive expose of the tightly controlled asylum seeker detention facility on Nauru and further highlights the depths of Australian government depravity, writes Sonia Nair.
Are boycotts an expression of economic freedom? Are they useful? Marta Skrabacz looks at some recent examples of boycotting to offer some answers
Spencer Zifcak explains why Australia’s asylum seeker policy misses the scale of the global refugee tragedy, disregarding both the humanity of asylum seekers and Australia’s international responsibility.
Poetry from Pip Smith.
A refugee’s journey is often filled with violence, even after they land on Australian shores. Asher Hirsch details some real examples of the violence that occurs in Australian-run detention centres.
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.