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The State Department announced it will release all of Clinton's emails, Australia will close its offshore Manus Island detention center, Lady Gaga will star in Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' remake, and more.
VICE Staff
8.17.16
VICE Australia

VICE Talks ‘Chasing Asylum’ with Filmmaker Eva Orner

A day after learning a 23-year-old woman had set herself on fire on Nauru, we spoke to Academy Award–winning documentarian Eva Orner about her latest film on Australia's deadly offshore detention policy.
VICE Staff
5.5.16
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Photos of Yesterday's Protest Outside the UK’s Most Notorious Immigrant Detention Center

We watched thousands of chanting protesters call for the closing of Yarl's Wood detention center in Bedfordshire—the most notorious of its kind in the UK.
Chris Bethell
3.13.16
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A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide

I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.
Chris Shearer
12.1.15
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Australian Authorities Cracked Down on Christmas Island Detainees After a Riot and Tense Standoff

Rioters could be charged with causing, in Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's estimation, "well over $1 million of damage" to the center.
Maddison Connaughton
11.11.15
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Christmas Island and the Language of Death

Another dead asylum seeker under our watch. More thought-terminating clichés from the Australian Government.
Lee Zachariah
11.10.15
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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
11.9.15
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Everything We Know About the Pregnant Asylum Seeker Returned to Nauru

Did the government block a rape victim's termination out of fear she'd use the situation to stay in Australia?
Wendy Syfret
10.19.15
Stuff

The Number of Ways in Which Australia Has Failed Female Refugees Is Staggering

We need to decide if we're actually going to do something about systemic violence against women, or just act like it.
Lee Zachariah
10.16.15
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Nauru Will Soon Let Detained Refugees Walk Around the Island, But So What?

As one human rights lawyer put it, "letting people go for a walk does not resolve the fundamental problems caused by indefinitely warehousing them on a tiny remote island."
Samuel Tate
10.6.15
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Australia Is Deporting Increasing Numbers of Convicted Kiwis Back to New Zealand

At the end of July, 166 New Zealanders were in immigration detention centers compared with a total of 52 deported for the whole of 2014.
Paul Gregoire
9.10.15
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Australia’s Effort to Dump Refugees on Cambodia has Backfired at a Cost of $40 Million

After resettling four asylum seekers from Nauru at $10 million each, Cambodia's Interior Ministry says they've done enough.
VICE Staff
9.1.15
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