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ROBERT MANNE. It’s Time

  The Turnbull government has recently introduced new asylum seeker legislation into parliament. It has two parts. The first part aims to prevent any asylum seeker who tried to reach Australia after July 19 2013, including those who have been … Continue reading

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JAMES ROSE. From Tampa to now: how reporting on asylum seekers has been a triumph of spin over substance.

  Spin designed to dehumanise and demonise asylum seekers. This year marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most divisive national election campaigns in Australia’s recent history: the Tampa affair. Coming just weeks after the September 11 terror attacks, … Continue reading

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MARK ISAACS. It’s Time to Close Australia’s Abusive Detention Regime

  In the last few years, there have been countless official reports that have exposed abuses and recommended the closure of centres on Nauru and Manus Island. November 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration … Continue reading

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Migration experts say it is unlikely closing camps on Manus and Nauru islands would re-start boats. We are beyond that point.

See link below – article by Ben Doherty in The Guardian, 16 August 2016. It includes an interview with me, Peter Hughes and others, on the need to act quickly to process in Australia, the detainees presently held in Manus … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Refugees- from toxic politics to a humanitarian policy.

The ALP Federal conference which will be meeting in a week’s time, will be considering refugee policy along with other major issues. I have re-posted below a post from 22 June on refugees .   Media reports suggest that boat … Continue reading

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