January 2020 media stories

‘Now we’ll be a leper colony’: Christmas Island, forever a troubled paradise
(The Age) 31 January 2020

Coronavirus ‘shock’: Biloela family knew nothing of Christmas Island evacuation plan (Guardian Australia) 30 January 2020

Biloela family is ‘very worried’ about coronavirus Christmas Island plan
(Crikey – paywall) 30 January 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
(SBS News) 30 January 2020

PNG’s Canberra-built Bomana immgration centre likened to WW2-era camps
(The Bog Smoke) 29 January 2020

Coronavirus: detained Tamils on Christmas Island plead for return to Australia
(The Australian – paywall) 29 January 2020

Home affairs department racked up $6.1m bill transferring refugees and asylum seekers (The Guardian Australia) 29 January 2020

Ex-director of controversial security company Paladin willing to tell all
(The Age) 27 January 2020

Inside Christmas Island: the Australian detention centre with four asylum seekers and a $26m price tag (Guardian Australia) 26 January 2020

Last asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea detention centre released
(Guardian Australia) 24 January 2020

National security laws threaten freedom of government whistleblowers and journalists (Catholic Leader) 24 January 2020

Peter Dutton’s office was suspected of leaking ‘classified’ medevac information
(ABC News) 23 January 2020

Davos: World needs to prepare for ‘millions’ of climate refugees
(Aljazerra) 22 January 2020

House of Lords votes to reunite lone refugee children with families
(The London Economic) 21 January 2020

‘We owe Australia alot’: Refugee community donates $160,000 to bushfire relief, offers up tradies (SBS News) 21 January 2020

Landmark decision from UN Human Rights Committee paves way for climate refugees (ABC News) 21 January 2020

From toilet-cleaning refugee to orthopaedic surgeon, meet NSW’s Australian of the Year (The New daily) 21 January 2020

‘Australia ruined them’: Asylum seeker ‘torture’ at PNG’s Bomana
(Radio New Zealand) 17 January 2020

Seeking Asylum: A Christian Issue (UCA’s Insight Magazine) 15 January 2020

Dutton slammed for locking up a blind, mentally ill refugee for a decade (Mondaq News Alerts – legal firm) 15 January 2020

“Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political maneuver that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need”
(Human Rights Watch World Report 2020) 15 January 2020

Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal ‘torture’ of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world (The Guardian) 15 January 2020

Strict character test used to deport thousands from Australia doesn’t apply to refugees: Court (SBS) 15 January 2020

Strict character test used to deport thousands from Australia doesn’t apply to refugees, court rules (SBS News) 14 January 2020

Dutton and Pezzullo’s Asylum Seeker Bungle – November Update
(Pearls and Irritations) 14 January 2020

From one prison to another: Medevac detainees face uncertain future
(Mondaq News Alerts) 11 January 2020

A Blind Refugee With Schizophrenia Was In Detention For The Entire 2010s. He Just Won A Huge Court Case. (BuzzFeed News) 10 January 2019

Journalists punished in Australia for fleeing Saudi regime
(The Socialist) 10 January 2020

The Australian government continues the slow torture of refugees, in our name (Mondaq News Alerts) 8 January 2020

Refugee diaries: 10 years in immigration detention in Australia
(Aljazerra) 8 January 2020

The facts on boat arrivals that the media won’t face (A repost)
(Pearls and Irritations) 6 January 2020 [Originally published 8 March 2019]

Ocean 12 asylum-seeker cricket team embrace sport in Australia to ‘forget past life’ (ABC News) 4 January 2020

Illegal boat arrivals defining issue (The Australian-PW) 1 January 2020

As a refugee detained indefinitely by Australia, I wish you a happy new year
(Guardian Australia) 1 January 2020

Mr Morrison, please do not abandon innocent Aussie children in Syria.
(Repost from 1.11.2019)
(Pearls and Irritations) 1 January 2020

Reflections on the year for people seeking asylum
(Pearls and Irritations) 1 January 2020

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