Australia says it will close one of its most notorious refugee detention centers

But it's unclear when that will take place and where the more than 850 asylum seekers currently held there will go


Gay sex is no longer illegal in Belize

The tiny Central American nation's supreme court ruled that the part of the criminal code that outlaws gay sex is unconstitutional.


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Australian Politicians Want to Send Refugees to Canada, But They Haven't Told Canada Yet

A member of parliament for Australia's opposition center-left Labor party says Canada is the "obvious" choice for resettling refugees held in its offshore detention centers — and other government leaders and NGOs are supporting the idea.


Ignoring the Facts, Australia's Immigration Minister Calls Refugees 'Illiterate and Innumerate'

Despite multiple major studies finding the opposite, Peter Dutton claimed refugees were uneducated and languish on unemployment queues, in comments condemned as offensive, xenophobic nonsense.


Australia Admits Wrongfully Accusing Charity of Inciting Refugees' Self Harm — As It Accuses Others

Australia says it will compensate Save the Children Australia for wrongfully accusing it of encouraging asylum seekers to self harm, days after it levelled similar claims at other groups.


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.


Why a 21-Year-Old Refugee Has Just Set Herself on Fire

A young Somali woman is the latest victim of the mental health crisis in Australia's offshore immigration detention centres. Immigration activists say that she isn't the only one.


Woman Raped in Australian Offshore Detention Camp Won't Be Allowed to Travel for Abortion

The African woman was raped after she fell unconscious but abortion is illegal on the island of Nauru. Also on Friday, a refugee died after setting himself on fire at the same facility two days ago.