Letters From Christmas Island

My Last Hours on Christmas Island

When they closed the detention centre I was on one of the last flights out. The sights and emotions I experienced will never leave me.
Leo Jai
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia Tells Nauru Refugees to Separate From Their Families

To increase their chances of US immigration, detainees are being encouraged to cut ties with their spouses and children forever.
Katherine Gillespie
Noisey News

Divide and Dissolve Have Something to Say Before MMW Opening Night

"Despite a 'Yes' vote there is still a refugee emergency and Indigenous people are still being murdered in mass."
Divide and Dissolve
The VICE Guide to Right Now

2,000 Reports Detailing Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Have Leaked From Nauru

The documents, secured by "The Guardian," are the biggest ever leak from Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
VICE Staff

For Two Refugees Going Home to Iran, Persecution Looks Better Than Peter Dutton

This week a husband and wife who had been resettled in Cambodia decided to return to Iran, which they'd initially risked fleeing in a boat.
Lee Zachariah

We Asked Protesters About Anger at Melbourne’s ‘Let Them Stay’ Rally

Thousands gathered around Australia yesterday after the High Court ruled that indefinitely detaining refugees is A-OK.
David Allegretti

Riots Erupt at an Australian Detention Center Over a Refugee's Death

Guards at the Christmas Island detention center have reportedly abandoned their posts as a fire burns and detainees tear down fences.
Wendy Syfret

Proposed Tightening of Australian Asylum Seeker Laws Could Impact Thousands

"The Bill, if it becomes law, could deny protection to people fleeing war zones because the danger they face is 'generalized,' not personal."
Paul Gregoire
The Incarceration Issue

Incarcerated and In Tune: Some Australian Prisoners Have Made a Musical

It's dark, but not persistently so. It's sometimes funny, but there's nothing laughable about it.
Girard Dorney

Why Was it So Hard For Us To Help the Syrian Refugees?

We eventually did the right thing, but with a profound reluctance that will not be forgotten.
Lee Zachariah

What Can Donald Trumps’s Immigration Policy Learn from Australia?

If anyone knows whether The Donald's border plans are crazy enough to work, it's Australia.
Lee Zachariah

The US Government Is Spending Millions to Illegally Lock Up Immigrant Families

Private prison companies are reaping in government cash to run detention centers for immigrant families, despite a court ruling ordering the Obama administration to close the controversial facilities.
Meredith Hoffman