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Yes, Virginia, there is a solution to Australia’s asylum-seeker problem | The Monthly

A year or so ago I met with a very senior official in the Turnbull government’s Border Force. We discussed the fact that the lives of 32,000 people who had sought asylum after July 2013 were slowly being destroyed despite … Continue reading

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An open letter to the asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru from First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

My dear friends, I am writing this because I want to say … We are sorry that when you needed us, instead of helping we threw you into hell Source: An open letter to the asylum seekers on Manus and … Continue reading

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticises Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Iran’s Foreign Minister has criticised Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, describing their living conditions as unconscionable. Source: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticises Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Mass killer Anders Breivik sues Norway over ‘inhuman’ prison life – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, sues Norway for violating his human rights. Source: Mass killer Anders Breivik sues Norway over ‘inhuman’ prison life – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister calls for Australia to eventually close Manus Island centre – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Papua New Guinea’s PM clarifies comments to Canberra’s media that he wants the Manus Island centre to eventually close. Source: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister calls for Australia to eventually close Manus Island centre – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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$190 a head: the price of a more humane immigration policy

The actual cost for Australia to have a more humane immigration policy isn’t as high as you might think. Source: $190 a head: the price of a more humane immigration policy

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Abbott’s refugee policy is our disgrace

The former prime minister needs to be told: Fortress Europe and Fortress Australia are anachronistic, unjust and odious concepts. Source: Abbott’s refugee policy is our disgrace

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Asylum Seekers, Charlie Pickerings Analysis

To Our Leaders The Biggest Threat Isn’t Boats, It’s Us: Charlie Pickering Takes On Australia’s Refugee Policy

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Professionals Against Border Force Act: According to Andrew Bolt potentially violent lefties

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Public Forced To Imagine Atrocities Government Committing On Manus Island

The Government is allowing rape, torture, assault, and in some cases murder in immigration detention centres, the public presumed today after being left with no choice but to use their imaginations. With reports of reality now banned, citizens have been … Continue reading

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Greece’s overtures to Russia may not be a sideshow

http://bcove.me/9jhwibm3 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Moscow this week for talks with President Vladimir Putin has fuelled wild speculations about the real intentions of the Greek government. The visit is taking place while bailout talks between Greece and … Continue reading

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You’re an Ibis? You want to work on Nauru? Where do you see yourself in five years?:When Gordon the unemployed Ibis accidentally applies for a job with Nauru operator Transfield Services, he gets more than he bargained for

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UN report says Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers breaches torture convention – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

UN report says Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers breaches torture convention – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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Journalism is not a crime. So why are reporters being referred to police?

Harsher penalties for intelligence whistleblowers in Australia will deter future whistleblowers like Edward Snowden from speaking about Australia’s surveillance and intelligence gathering.’ The referral to the federal police of journalists covering asylum seeker policy raises serious questions about the freedom … Continue reading

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The inhumanity of Manus

The inhumanity of Manus.

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Comment Australia’s position on refugees is despicable

Alastair Nicholson It is time for all Australians to recognise that stopping the boats is not the answer to the refugee problem. The issue of refugees is a global one deserving better than the shallow policies developed by successive Australian … Continue reading

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Abbott’s dirty deal with Cambodia will condemn refugees to destitution: Sarah Hanson-Young

The Abbott government knows full well that it won’t be able to support the refugees that it dumps in Cambodia.’ The Abbott government plans to send hundreds of refugees to Cambodia. Ironically, many poor Cambodians are displaced refugees in their … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers in Cambodia suffer extortion, discrimination, probe finds

Protesters in Phnom Penh hold signs during a demonstration against Cambodia’s plans to resettle intercepted refugees. Photo: Reuters Bangkok: Cambodian authorities frequently extort money from asylum seekers living in the impoverished nation, according to an investigation that raises new concerns … Continue reading

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Indonesian says Australia has created a burden after decision to cut resettlement intake of asylum seekers

Indonesia says Australia has burdened it with the responsibility of looking after thousands of refugees and asylum seekers, after the Federal Government decided to cut its resettlement intake. Indonesia’s minister for law and human rights, Yasonna Laoly, said his country … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison: barring resettlement from Indonesia is ‘taking the sugar off the table’. Morrison sends them back to face death. Now he expects them to stay and face death and be judged on Australian terms not UN as to their status.eath

Immigration minister says measure will help Indonesia, which he calls a ‘transit country’ for asylum seekers Australia is “taking the sugar off the table” by announcing that asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Indonesia will no longer be eligible … Continue reading

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We are sending asylum seekers back to Indonesia so they can be . . . beaten

In Haneef Hussain’s recent article on The AIMN he told us why he and other family members fled their native Pakistan, for Australia and a better life. In Pakistan their people constantly faced torture or murder. As we also reported, … Continue reading

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The forbidding new test for prospective refugees By Michael Bradley : Immigration’s constant act of blocking asylum was never it’s charter.

In 2012, an Afghan truckie facing a Taliban death threat was told he didn’t need a protection visa. The High Court yesterday said the decision was made in error, but with new laws on the way, that’s irrelevant, writes Michael … Continue reading

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Tasmania touted as humane, cost-effective, productive asylum seeker solution. The only resource this government sees is political.

Tasmania would become Australia’s asylum seeker processing centre, with newcomers living and working freely in the community, under a plan developed by local leaders and human rights activists. The Tasmania Opportunity Leaders Summit in Launceston heard that the case for … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy of Scott Morrison.

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Asylum seekers win appeal over immigration department data breach

A group of asylum seekers who took the immigration department to court over the exposure of their personal details in a major data breach have won a federal court appeal, and the immigration minister has been ordered to pay their … Continue reading

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Why is Bolt calling Italians Fwits

Andrew Bolt abuses the Italian government for declaring asylum seekers legal. Dumb! dumb! dumb! He points to the stupidity of the Italians for allowing their  Navy to rescue two thirds of these economic wasters. E4.3mill a day cost to the … Continue reading

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BOLT IS SCUM, MALCOLM FRASER IS A LIBERAL, A HUMAN AND SO RIGHT

Bolt is Scum Quote: “WHY have the Greens — and leftists such as former prime minister Malcolm Fraser — made Sri Lanka their favourite villain?  “Is it so they can now attack Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a criminal for … Continue reading

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