asia & pacific
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.
asia & pacific
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 News and Reuters
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.
Australia Has Deported its First Round of Law-Breaking Kiwis
A chartered flight delivered them from Christmas Island to Auckland. Their identities have not been revealed.
The First of Australia's 12,000 Extra Syrian Refugees Have Arrived
A family of five have been fast-tracked to Perth because the mother is pregnant and will be soon unable to fly.
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.
Christmas Island and the Language of Death
Another dead asylum seeker under our watch. More thought-terminating clichés from the Australian Government.
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."
The Women of Nauru: One Week Later
Last week we looked at all the ways we've failed female refugees. This week the situation is even worse.
Australia's Mistreatment of a Pregnant, Allegedly Raped Refugee
The case of a 23-year-old Somali refugee named Abyan, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by an unknown assailant on Nauru, should be extremely concerning for Australians.
In a Bad Week for Australian Border Force, a Refugee Threatens Self-Immolation and Disappears
Last week a rape victim was returned to the Nauru detention center without an abortion. This week a 30-year-old refugee has probably set himself on fire.
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?