Peter Dutton

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.
Miriam Wells
5.18.16
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
5.6.16
News

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
News

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.
VICE Staff
11.19.15
News

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.
Julian Morgans
11.17.15
News

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
Stuff

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
News

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
10.28.15
News

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.
Lee Zachariah
10.23.15
Stuff

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.
Mark Isaacs
10.22.15
News

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.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.20.15
News

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
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