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Stuff

Australia In 2015: Why We Feel Better About Nothing Changing

Over the past 12 months we haven't fixed our national problems, but we did a great job of pretending to.
Lee Zachariah
12.2.15
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

Undermining Boom: Tony Abbott on the Comeback Trail

Like so many of his promises, his "no sniping" pledge was an indicator that he was about to do the exact opposite.
Lee Zachariah
11.26.15
Stuff

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
9.11.15
Vice Blog

Fucking Awesome - Tony Abbott Tried to Advise Europe on Asylum Seeker Policy

Following a mass drowning of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, Tony Abbott is telling Europe the only way to stop the deaths is to stop the boats.
Lee Zachariah
4.23.15
Photo

Photos of Hazara Refugees Trapped in Indonesia on Their Way to Australia

The photographer spent time in Indonesia with the people suffering the consequences of Australia's refugee policies.
Mike Read
2.18.15
Stuff

Australia, It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Australia used to be a country that embraced the idea of altruism and equanimity. We used to be generous and welcoming. We used to take pride in it. Some of us still do.
Tom Hawking
4.16.14
News

As Tensions with Indonesia Rise, Australia's Refugee Situation Is Going to Get Worse

Tensions with Indonesia will likely see more asylum seekers trapped in inhumane detention camps, and harsher policies will make like worse for refugees.
Nigel O'Connor
11.27.13