Refugee rights car cavalcade shows solidarity with Villawood detainees
(Green Left Weekly) 2 June 2020
Refugee rights car cavalcade shows solidarity with Villawood detainees
Refugee rights car cavalcade shows solidarity with Villawood detainees
(Green Left Weekly) 2 June 2020
Detained refugee records song with Midnight Oil’s Moginie
(Radio New Zealand) 31 May 2020
Australia’s unwanted refugees are still being resettled in the US
Immigration (Centre for Immigration Studies – CIS – blog) 29 May 2020
The Iranian refugee writing songs of love from his ‘luxury torture cell’
(The Guardian) 28 May 2020
This is how they drive you mad’: refugee turns anguish into art
(Sydney Morning Herald) 29 May 2020
Refugees at increased risk of coronavirus due to barriers to healthcare
(The Conversation) 28 May 2020
Extend JobKeeper & JobSeeker to ensure nobody is left behind
(Mirage News) 25 May 2020
Greens and Labor push to expand JobKeeper payments after $60 billion underspend
(Seven News) 25 May 2020
Frydenberg rules out ‘wholesale changes’ to jobkeeper despite $60bn underspend
(The Guardian) 25 May 2020
Rohingya refugee’s right to protection in Australia recognised
(UNSW Newsroom) 25 May 2020
‘Just a disaster’: Government under pressure to pay spare JobKeeper billions to those overlooked (The New Daily) 24 May 2020
Resettled refugees in Covid-19 lockdown
(Saturday Paper -free signup) 23 May 2020
Dozens of refugees in Australian centres transferred to US
(Outlook -news scroll India) 22 May 2020
Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers?
(World Economic Forum) 22 May 2020
A 24-year-old who died mysteriously on Nauru should get an inquest, lawyers say (BuzzFeed) 21 May 2020
Cafe serves up soup kitchen of human kindness
(10 daily) 21 May 2020
Ballina refugee group gets $10000 donation
(Echonetdaily) 21 May 2020
This man lives less than an hour from his wife but they’ve been separated for three years (10 daily) 21 May 2020
Medical professionals: ‘COVID-19 in institutions is a significant risk’
(Green Left Weekly) 21 May 2020
Australia locked this man up when he asked for safety. Canada set him free.
(BuzzFeed) 20 May 2020
Indonesia, Australia seek refugee crisis solution
(Jakarta Post) 18 May 2020
Coronavirus: Rohingya refugees dying at sea as nations deny entry
(The Australian – paywall) 18 May 2020
The right to protest in Australia: covid protests and obstructing traffic laws in NSW (Lexology) 17 May 2020
Indonesia, Australia explore solution to Rohingya refugee crisis under Bali Process
(Jakarta Post) 17 May 2020
Refugees the world forgot: West Papuans overcoming disadvantage
(Independent Australia) 17 May 2020
Australia dithers over starting Bali Process
(NewAge Bangladesh) 16 May 2020
Australia resisting talks to save Rohingya refugees stranded at sea
(SMH) 14 May 2020
Queensland court blocks protest picnic over plight of refugees, asylum seekers
(7NEWS.com.au) 15 May 2020
Ignored by COVID-19 responses, refugees face starvation
(Amnesty International) 13 May 2020
Now even the limited support is out of reach (BuzzFeed) 13 May 2020
Working with refugees as a volunteer doctor has made me appreciate my good fortune
(The Guardian) 13 May 2020
Another refugee attempts suicide at Mantra Hotel
(Refugee Action Coalition Sydney) 12 May 2020
Protesters demanding release of Medevac asylum seekers barricade themselves inside Melbourne hotel (The Guardian) 12 May 2020
Refugee activists occupy Preston hotel housing medivac detainees
(The Age) 12 May 2020
Nobody behind: summary of NRAAG Consultation Outcomes Report
(National Refugee Community Consultation – NRAAG – Australia) 5 May 2020
Asylum Insight facts & analysis
(Asylum Insight) 5 May 2020
COVID–19 Is No Excuse to Abandon Basic Principles Protecting Refugees
and Asylum Seekers (The Diplomat) 4 May 2020
Open letter to PM Scott Morrison – nobody left behind
(Refugee Council of Australia) 4 May 2020
Multiculturalism is a strength in rebounding from COVID-19 crisis
(Independent Australia) 3 May 2020
Urgent support call for asylum seekers
(The Catholic Weekly) 2 May 2020
Kangaroo Point protest: Covid-19 is one more reason to free the refugees
(Green Left Weekly) 30 April 2020
Australia’s coronavirus relief exclusions prove we are not all in this together
(Brinkwire) 29 April 2020
We are all in this together, but for some, the stakes are as high as it gets
(Probono Australia) 28 April 2020
COVID-19: Migrant visa holders and the pain of family separation in a time
of coronavirus (Monash University Lens) 28 April 2020
COVID-19 Watch hub focuses on refugees and other displaced people
(UNSW Newsroom) 27 April 2020
Questions the TV series ‘Stateless’ left unanswered (SMH) 26 April 2020
Refugees need protection from coronavirus too, and must be released
(The Conversation) 24 April 2020
Australia’s coronavirus relief exclusions prove we are not all in this together
(The Guardian) 23 April 2020
Australian court ruling means continued imprisonment for Tamil refugees from Biloela (World Socialist Web) 23 April 2020
Turnbull confirms NZ demand on refugees
(news.com.au) 22 April 2020
Asylum seekers slip through Australia’s coronvirus safety net – photo essay
(The Guardian) 22 April 2020
Legal challenge filed to protect refugee at COVID-19 risk in immigration detention (Human Rights Legal Centre) 22 April 2020
Refugee brings court case over threat of Covid-19 in Australian detention
(The Guardian) 22 April 2020
Hotels are no ‘luxury’ place to detain people seeking asylum in Australia
(Architecture and Design) 22 April 2020
SOS call for refugees hit by job losses
(Catholic Outlook – Parramatta Diocese) 21 April 2020
Enough is enough: the saga of the Biloela Four must end
(Crikey – paywall) 21 April 2020
Is protesting during the pandemic an ‘essential’ right that should be protected?
(The Conversation) 21 April 2020
By refugees, for refugees: Refugee leadership during COVID-19, and beyond
(Kaldor Centre UNSW) 20 April 2020
Reprieve for Tamil family, two-year-old daughter ‘not afforded procedural fairness’ in visa application (Catholic Leader) 20 April 2020
Pressure builds for Australia to release asylum seekers
(The Australian Financial Review) 19 April 2020
Australians want to open their homes to locked-down refugees.
The government should let them: Craig Foster. (The Guardian) 19 April 2020
Refugee Legal’s David Manne In conversation with Tom Ballard
(YouTube video) 19 April 2020
Explainer: what does the Federal Court decision on the Tamil asylum
seeker family mean? (The Conversation AU) 17 April 2020
Australia’s detained medical-evacuation refugees fear coronavirus
(Aljazeera.com) 17 April 2020
Refugee advocates defend convoy protest as fears grow for detainees
(Independent Australia) 17 April 2020
Tamil girl ‘not afforded procedural fairness’ in Biloela family’s asylum bid,
Federal Court rules (ABC News) 17 April 2020
Detainees in on-shore detention fear they will die from coronavirus outbreak
(10 daily – The Project) 16 April 2020
Australian police use COVID-19 emergency powers to ban refugee detention protest (World Socialist Web) 16 April 2020
Hotels are no ‘luxury’ place to detain people seeking asylum in Australia
(The Conversation) 14 April 2020
Human Rights Commissioner calls for release of detainees amid virus alarm
(Asia Pacific Report) 13 April 2020
Coronavirus deaths rise to 13 in Victoria, Melbourne refugee protesters fined by police (ABC News) 11 April 2020
Victoria’s coronavirus death toll rises to 14 as police issue increasing number of fines : police arrested one refugee activist and fined 26 others a total of nearly $43,000 for convoy past a hotel in Melbourne’s north where refugees and asylum seekers are being detained. (ABC News) 11 April 2020
Refugees and asylum seekers not eligible for JobKeeper payments
(ABC RN) 9 April 2020
5 questions about temporary protection visas in the age of COVID-19
(Kaldor – UNSW Newsroom) 9 April 2020
COVID-19: Australians first, foreigners second?
(The Canberra Times) 9 April 2020
COVID-19 to impact Australian refugees without access to welfare
(ABC AM) 8 April 2020
Queensland to raise hotel detention coronavirus concerns with Federal Government (SBS News) 6 April 2020
Refugees, asylum seekers flag fears over possible Brisbane virus hotspot
(Asia Pacific Report) 5 April 2020
‘Disgraceful’: Immigration minister slammed for illegal detention of
Afghan refugee (SBS News) 5 April 2020
New fears for asylum seekers in PNG and Nauru
(The Saturday Paper – free trial) 4 April 2020
Doctors want refugees out of hotels because of Covid-19 risk
(Radio New Zealand) 4 April 2020
Asylum seekers left on their own after coronavirus takes their livelihoods
(Adelaide Advertiser – paywall) 4 April 2014
Medical experts call for release of refugees and asylum seekers
(Green Left Weekly) 3 April 2020
Australian doctors call for refugees to be released amid coronavirus fears
(SBS) 2 April 2020
Doctors call for refugees to be released (9News) 2 April 2020
Refugee lawyers call for protection claims to be re-examined
(UNSW Newsroom) 2 April 2020
Doctors warn of deadly coronavirus risks for refugees, guests at Melbourne hotel
(The Sydney Morning Herald) 2 April 2020
Covid-19: Calls for evacuation of refugees from Nauru, PNG
(RNZ) 2 April 2020
Federal court data breach sees names of protection visa applicants made public
(ABC News) 31 Mar 2020
Has the World Learned the Lessons of the 2015 Refugee Crisis?
(World Politics Review) 31 Mar 2020
Government inaction putting staff and inmates in immigration detention
at great risk (Newcastle Herald) 31 March 2020
Federal court data breach sees names of protection visa applicants made public
(ABC News) 31 March 2020
Australia’s imprisoned refugees plead for release as coronavirus risk increases
(World Socialist Web Site) 27 Mar 2020
“We are sitting ducks for Covid 19”: asylum seekers write to PM after detainee tested in immigration (The Guardian) 24 March 2020
Humanity in uncertain times
(Pro Bono Australia) 23 March 2020
Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees
(Mail and Guardian) 22 March 2020
Fears coronavirus could spread to asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention (SBS News) 22 March 2020
Morrison government urged to help temporary visa holders ‘trapped’ in Australia (Guardian Australia) 21 March 2020
Federal Government wins right to appeal ruling over medical transfer of refugees
(SBS News) 20 March 2020
UNHCR to suspend refugee resettlement due to coronavirus
(ABC RN) 19 March 2020
Fears for refugees after guard at Brisbane immigration detention centre tests positive for coronavirus (Guardian Australia) 19 March 2020
Guard working at Brisbane hotel housing refugees and asylum seekers tests positive for COVID-19 (SBS News) 19 March 2020
Palm Sunday Rally Cancelled, Campaign for Refugees to continue:
(Uniting Church of Australia NSW & ACT) 19 March 2020
Nauru declares ‘state of emergency’ to manage coronavirus pandemic
(SBS News) 17 March 2020
Migration: The bargaining power of transit states
(Lowy Institute: The Interpreter) 17 March 2020
Warrawong Intensive English Centre swimming program helps build confidence (ABC News) 17 March 2020
Australia’s offshore detention determined cruel, inhuman and degrading, but not crimes against humanity (News Room, UNSW) 12 March 2020
National anti-racism campaign needed: Kristina Keneally
(Blue Mountains Gazette) 12 March 2020
Manus Island refugees recount violent attacks by armed locals on apartment compound (Guardian Australia) 11 March 2020
Former Manus Island detainee warns UN of Australia copycats
(RadioNZ) 11 March 2020
‘Life-changing program’ puts refugees, asylum seekers on right track
(Brisbane Times) 11 March 2020
Sudanese refugee who came to Australia with no education on road to becoming a surgeon (The Catholic Leader) 11 March 2020
How to succeed in refugee review cases: new research reveals the factors that matter (The Conversation) 10 March 2020
Game Over: Why Craig Foster’s refugee campaign matters
(The Roar) 10 March 2020
Port Moresby Refugee Hotel Attacked By Locals For A Second Time (scoop.co.nz – Press Release – RAC Sydney) 8 March 2020
Eelam Tamil student from Australia visits Geneva seeking release of detained Tamil asylum seekers (Tamil Guardian) 6 Mar 2020
Armidale Nauru to Canada appeal to get Nauru refugee family to Canada (Armidale Express) 6 March 2020
‘Nothing to see here’: Home Affairs chief denies knowing of bribe requests
(SMH) 6 March 2020
These asylum seeker families are being given free childcare in Sydney
(SBS News) 5 March 2020
Asylum seekers in Bell City Mantra hotel Preston (Vic) call for release
(Herald Sun – paywall) 4 Mar 2020
Manus Island guard takes own life (The Saturday Paper) 4 March 2020
Manus guard pleads with Morrison to settle claim before taking life
(The Age) 3 March 2020
The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia (The Conversation) 3 March 2020
‘People are crying and begging’: the human cost of forced relocations in immigration detention (The Conversation) 2 Mar 2020
Labor demands answers on patrol reduction (9 News) 2 March 2020
Border force authorities stop boat from Indonesia targeting Australia (News.com.au -paywall) 2 March 2020
Behrouz Boochani’s book, No Friend But The Mountains, to be made into a film
(The Guardian) 24 Feb 20
Meet the Aussie Expats Fighting to Give Asylum Seekers A Fair Go
(Marie Claire) 23 Feb 2020
As a co-creator of the new ABC series Stateless, Cate Blanchett hopes to challenge Australian attitudes towards asylum seekers
(The Saturday Paper) 22 Feb 2020
‘The only one who made it out’: Incredible Manus Island escape revealed
(Brisbane Times) 22 Feb 2020
Scott Morrison’s politics of division
(Independent Australia) 20 Feb 2020
Manus Island refugees injured by mob attack in Port Moresby
(RadioNZ) 20 Feb 2020
Cate Blanchett on global politics and immigration detention: ‘You’re living in a system that’s gone mad’ The Guardian (20 Feb 2020)
Hopes detained Tamil family may be moved to Christmas Island duplex
The Australian – paywall (20 Feb 2020)
Refugee lobbyists take aim at Labor over ‘work scam’ plane arrivals crackdown (The Australian) 18 February 2020
Almost 900,000 Syrians are displaced with nowhere to go amid conflict in north-west, UN says (ABC News) 18 February 2020
Judge concerned with Biloela redactions (Western Australian) 16 February 2020
Australia’s offshore detention is unlawful, says international criminal court prosecutor (Guardian Australia) 15 February 2020
Government stalling on Howard refugee compo
(The Saturday Paper) 15 February 2020
The abuse of people in detention happens in secret; OPCAT findings must be made public (Jesuit Social Services) 14 February 2020
Refugee scholarship winner calls for more ‘stories empowered by women’
(SBS News) 14 February 2020
Offshore detention conditions may constitute a breach of international law, but Australia won’t be prosecuted (SBS News) 14 February 2020
Nhill is $105m the richer for taking refugees (The Australian) 14 February 2020
Concerns about systemic cruelty and arbitrariness in Australia’s immigration detention system raised with two United Nations bodies ahead of their visits to Australia
(Refugee Council of Australia) 11 February 2020
At least 15 refugees drown after boat sinks off Bangladesh
(Yahoo News) 11 February 2020
‘Creeping normalisation of hate’: Labor calls for national anti-racism campaign
(SMH) 11 February 2020
Indonesians jailed as children in Australia take case to Federal Court
(ABC) 11 February 2020
Iranian-Kurdish metal musician among 80 refugees holed up in Brisbane hotel
(ABC News ) 11 February 2020
Concerns about systemic cruelty and arbitrariness in Australia’s immigration detention system raised with two United Nations bodies ahead of their visits to Australia (Refugee Council of Australia) 11 February 2020
Australian OPCAT Network reports on immigration issues
(Kaldor Centre) 10 February 2020
Rohingya justice: Why the ICJ’s public rebuke of Myanmar matters
(Aljazeera) 8 February 2020
A refugee’s remarkable escape story from war to Australia
(SBS News) 8 February 2020; see People share the one item they brought from their homeland (SBS) 7 March 2018
Christmas Island and the rise of mandatory detention
(The Saturday Paper) 8 February 2020
‘We must do better’: Government plans overhaul of English language courses for refugees (SBS News) 7 February 2020
Aust to trial English classes for refugees (Canberra Times) 7 February 2020
Syrian camp removal needed as trials start (Nine News) 7 February 2020
Refugee Resettlement: ‘Tremendous Gap’ persists between Needs, and Spaces on offer (UN Victoria News) 6 February 2020
Peter Dutton’s trifecta of border protection failures
(Independent Australia) 6 February 2020
Go bush for jobs, humanitarian refugees told (The Australian) 6 February 2020
Reuniting refugee families (Sanctuary Australia Foundation) 5 February 2020
More resettlement needed as only 4.5 per cent of global resettlement needs met in 2019 (UNHCR) 5 February 2020
Keeping the Australian Government accountable: a guide (RCOA) 4 February 2020
2020’s ‘wind of madness’ indicates growing instability: UN chief
(UN News) 4 February 2020
Germany: Half of refugees find jobs within five years (DW News) 4 February 2020
Transforming refugee policies in Indonesia (The Asean Post) 2 February 2020
‘Looking back, I realise I was naive’: reporting on the refugee crisis (The Guardian) 31 December 2019
China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey (Yahoo News) 31 December 2019
Darebin City Council Offers Refugees and Asylum Seekers Free Access to Leisure Services (Australian Leisure Management) 30 December 2019
More asylum seekers arrive on planes amid trafficking fears (SMH) 30 December 2019
This is what happened to Australia’s 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq (SBS News) 29 December 2019
From Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia’s last asylum seeker in Cambodia (Guardian Australia) 29 December 2019
Coalition loses control of visa system (Independent Australia) 27 December 2019
New Zealand would be honoured to take Behrouz Boochani. Australia be damned (Guardian Australia) 24 December 2019
‘They Give Us No Clear Answers’: Medevac Asylum Seeker reportedly Detained in Melbourne Hotel Speaks Out (SBS News) 23 December 2019
The truth about the Medevac ‘four-star’ asylum seekers
(Independent Australia) 23 December 2019
The Canada Project (The Saturday Paper) 21 December 2019
Refugees held inside Melbourne hotel face uncertain future
(ABC Melbourne) 19 December 2019
Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia under medevac laws detained in Melbourne hotel for months (ABC News) 19 December 2019
Refugees in PNG’s Bomana face grim conditions
(RNZ) 19 December 2019
UN targets electrifying all of world’s refugee camps
(SpaceDaily) 19 December 2019
Refugee’s overstay in New Zealand could fuel Aussie tensions
(ABCNews) 19 December 2019
After medevac was scrapped, what now for the sick refugees stranded on Nauru?
(SBS News) 18 December 2019
Australian govt uses comic strips & fake horoscopes to scare off asylum-seeking Sri Lankans (Washington Post) 18 December 2019
Medevac asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne hotel for months
(SMH) 18 December 2019
Australia should lead way on refugees (The Saturday Paper) 14 December 2019
Immigration Minister David Coleman takes indefinite personal leave,
hands over duties (SBS News) 13 December 2019
Good food was never hard to come by, until I became an asylum seeker in Australia
(SBS News) 12 December 2019
A ‘Fair Share Agreement’ for refugee resettlements (Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation) 11 December 2019
Labor MP calls for Australia to lead global refugee resettlement push
(9 News SMH) 9 December 2019
Asylum-seeker test case ‘even more vital’ after medevac repeal: lawyer
(9 News SMH) 6 December 2019
UNHCR statement on Australia’s repeal of Medevac legislation
(UNHCR) 5 December 2019
‘Ball in Australia’s court’: Jacinda Ardern open to resettling Nauru refugees in NZ
(SBS News) 5 December 2019
Medevac deal with Lambie clears ground for New Zealand solution
(The Age) 5 December 2019
MSF: Medevac repeal entrenches dangerous precedents on denial of medical care (ReliefWeb) 4 December 2019
Scott Morrison leaves door open to New Zealand refugee offer in medevac repeal (Guardian Australia) 4 December 2019
Medevac repeal gives Morrison a political win, but prompts intense moral discomfort (Guardian Australia) 4 December 2019
Senate calls on government to expedite asylum claim of two gay Saudi journalists in ‘arbitrary’ detention (Guardian Australia) 4 December 2019
‘Medevac’ law: Australia denies medical evacuations for refugees
(BBC News) 4 December 2019
Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru (The Conversation) 4 December 2019
Medevac: Senate votes blind, Lambie offers no light (The Age) 4 December 2019
Iraqi interpreters who served beside Australians say they’re prevented from applying for visas (Guardian Australia) 4 December 2019
Scott Morrison denies ‘secret deal’ with Jacqui Lambie as Senate votes to overturn medevac laws (SBS News) 4 December 2019
Testimonies after deportation – What happens after Australia deports Tamils
(Tamil Guardian) 4 December 2019
Coalition braces for medevac fight after surprise loss on ‘union-busting’ bill
(SBS) 2 December 2019.
Manus men’s ‘dehumanising’ detention continues (RNZ News) 1 October 2019
Refugee groups ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘secret report’ on resettlement of humanitarian migrants (SBS News) 30 September 2019
Flight from Manus (ABC News) 30 September 2019
Secret report urged Morrison government to create ‘more positive narrative’ on refugees SMH 29 September 2019
‘Feel like I’m living on death row’: refugees forced to choose between visa limbo or family separation (Guardian Australia) 29 September 2019
Labor demands government release ‘secret report’ on refugee resettlement (Guardian Australia) 29 September 2019
Peter Dutton appeals federal court ruling over medical transfer of refugees (Guardian Australia) 27 September 2019
Coalition blocking release of major review into refugee resettlement (Guardian Australia) 25 September 2019
Tamil torture survivor appeals to live in UK after ‘hellish’ detention in Manus Island (Tamil Guardian) 22 September 2019
In New York, Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs (Malay Mail) 22 September 2019
Snap judgment: why Sandy Street’s record on asylum cases stands out (Guardian Australia) 22 September 2019
Sweetshop or sweatshop? Jury to decide on forced labour claims at Melbourne bakery (ABC News) 22 September 2019
Resistance grows against asylum seekers at shelter, sidewalks (The Jakarta Post) 21 September 2019
Australian government awards Serco $9.9m contract to help non-citizens return home (Guardian Australia) 20 September 2019
Healthcare for struggling refugee communities in Malaysia (Relief Web) 20 September 2019
Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela granted final hearing, deportation delayed (Nine News) 19 September 2019
Why Manus leaves Australia compromised in the Middle East coalition (UNSW Newsroom) 19 September 2019
How the Biloela Tamil family deportation case highlights the failures of our refugee system (The Conversation) 19 September 2019
I am a Tamil asylum seeker in Australia. I don’t hold hope (SBS) 18 September 2019
Tamil family wins fresh injunction against deportation (The Age) 18 September 2019
Paladin forced to pay back $3.1m for failures in offshore detention services (Guardian Australia) 17 September 2019
Essential poll: majority of Australians support medevac or better asylum care (Guardian Australia) 17 September 2019
From Manus Island to Port Moresby (The Saturday Paper) 14 September 2019
Inquiry backs plan for lifetime ban on asylum seeker boat arrivals (SBS News) 14 September 2019
Rallies call for better refugee treatment (Mandurah Mail) 14 September 2019
Coalition loses control of visa system (Independent Australia) 14 September 2019
Sending children to Nauru was a ‘human rights breach’, commission finds (SBS News) 13 September 2019
Manus detainee Behrouz Boochani appointed visiting professor at top UK university (SBS) 13 September 2019
Doctors backed majority of medevac transfer refusals (SBS News) 13 September 2019
Palestinians are tired of being the only refugees denied the right to resettlement (JWire) 11 September 2019
Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island quietly emptied (SBS News) 11 September 2019
Manus Island refugee processing is coming to an end — but what happens now? (ABC News) 11 September 2019
Independent doctors backed most medevac transfer refusals (SMH) 11 September 2019
Biloela residents travel to Canberra to plead Tamil family’s case (SBS News) 11 September 2019
Sweet shop ‘slave’ worked 100 hours a week, court told (The Age) 9 September 9 2019
States step up funding for asylum seekers after federal cuts hit people on bridging visas (SBS News) 9 September 2019
Tamils’ stay in national interest: Labor (The Australian) 8 September 2019
Victoria gives $3m to cover payments to 6,000 asylum seekers on bridging visas (Guardian Australia) 8 September 2019
Greeks in Ballarat Honor George Treloar, the Savior of Pontian Greek Refugees (Greek Reporter Australia) 8 September 2019
Home affairs data ‘gives lie’ to Coalition’s refusal to let Biloela Tamil family stay (Guardian Australia) 7 September 2019
The 8000 ‘forced movements’ on Australian flights in two years (Brisbane Times) 7 September 2019
Biloela showing community spirit (The Saturday Paper) 7 September 2019
Labor in uncharted waters on boats as rightwing media scrambles to mock and ridicule Keneally (Guardian Australia) 7 September 2019
Paladin is a Pacific own goal for Australia (AFR) 7 September 2019
Home Affairs: too scared to visit Manus (AFR) 7 September 2019
Cruelties unconfined: Humanising refugees and the Biloela Tamil family (Independent Australia) 7 September 2019
Rohingya refugee families torn apart as loved ones trapped on opposite sides of the world (ABC News) 7 September 2019
Australia to pressure Myanmar over safe return of Rohingya refugees (SMH) 7 September 2019
‘Sri Lanka not safe for Tamils’: Refugee group sounds alarm on deportation (SBS News) 6 September 2019
Manus and Nauru refugees in Australia on medical grounds can apply for US move (Guardian Australia) 6 September 2019
Who might care if a family was deported and no one saw the tears? (SMH) 6 September 2019
Tamils wins deportation reprieve as minister ordered to provide more evidence (New Daily) 6 September 2019
What’s next for the Tamil family fighting to stay in Australia? (SMH) 6 September 2019
Refugee rejection is more complex than a soundbite: why Tamil family should stay (WAToday) 6 September 2019
Warnings of ‘looming disaster’ in Port Moresby as last asylum seekers to leave Manus Island (SBS News) 5 September 2019
After six years we leave Manus Island to go to ‘nowhere’: an asylum seeker’s story (SMH) 5 September 2019
Biloela Tamil family deportation case: removal delayed until at least Friday (Guardian Australia) 4 September 2019
Government facing multimillion-dollar refugee compensation claims (SMH) 3 September 2019
Immigration deadlock as 50 asylum seekers detained indefinitely for being stateless (7 News) 3 September 2019
Are recent Sri Lankan boat arrivals really economic refugees? (ABC) 3 September 2019
No exceptions any more (The Australian) 3 September 2019
Peter Dutton could grant visas to the Biloela family – his powers are broad and sweeping (Guardian Australia) 3 September 2019
Deportation of Tamil family not just a matter of compassion but of law (ABC) 3 September 2019
Scores of Tamil kids’ asylum cases in the pipeline, advocates say (AFR) 3 September 2019
Jacqui Lambie warns coalition against fast-tracking Medevac repeal bill (SBS News) 2 September 2019
Commissioners call for compassionate approach for Tamil family. AHRC Report, 2 Sept 2019
Manus refugee centre finally closes (The Loop) 2 September 2019
Papua New Guinea cancels Australia migrant camp contract (The Straits Times) 2 September 2019
Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers: government (Yahoo News) 2 September 2019
Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela ‘terrified’ for children after move to Christmas Island (ABC News) 1 September 2019
Albanese calls on PM to let Biloela Tamil family stay as rallies held across Australia (Guardian Australia) 1 September 2019
Malaysia urges citizens to obey Australian immigration law after report of 33,000 asylum claims (ABC News) 1 September 2019
Australia’s Harsh Immigration Policy (The Diplomat) 1 September 2019
Biloela Tamil Family Moved To Christmas Island In Dead Of Night (10 News) 31 August 2019
‘We’re a polite town’: rage in Biloela as Tamil family’s fate in Peter Dutton’s hands (Guardian Australia) 31 August 2019
Australian Government secrecy has family battling for answers over refugee who fled Taliban (ABC News) 31 August 2019
Paladin asked Home Affairs about ‘unforeseen bribes’ (AFR) 30 August 2019
Thousands of public servants want to quit Peter Dutton’s home affairs department (Guardian Australia) 30 August 2019
Deportation of Tamil asylum seeker family interrupted midair by last-minute injunction (ABC News) 30 August 2019
Deportation to Sri Lanka of Biloela Tamil family’s youngest child delayed until Wednesday (Guardian Australia) 30 August 2019
Fears asylum seekers transferred from Manus to Port Moresby will be ‘homeless, destitute’ (SBS News) 29 August 2019
Dysfunction in Home Affairs officially confirmed (Pearls and Irritations) 29 August 2019
Journalist Ben Doherty says there’s ‘no justification’ for refugee detention (Bendigo Advertiser) 29 August 2019
Manus refugees’ allowance and food rations stopped amid relocation push to Port Moresby (Guardian Australia) 29 August 2019
Detention self-harm surge claim unclear (Stawell Times-News) 29 August 2019
Refugee advocates encouraging people in detention to self-harm: Dutton (SBS News) 29 August 2019
Raising Australia’s refugee intake would boost economy by billions, Oxfam says (Guardian Australia) 28 August 2019
RACGP provides in-principle support for continuance of Medevac laws (News GP racgp.org.au) 28 August 2019
Government slapped down for dragging sick asylum seekers through pointless legal battle (Mirage News) 28 August 2019
People smugglers take control of Australia’s visa system (MacroBusiness) 27 August 2019
‘It’s a real Yes Minister exercise’: the cost of running an empty detention centre (Canberra Times) 27 August 2019
How long can medivac last? (Crikey) 27 August 2019
Nauru’s parliament elects Lionel Aingimea as president amid refugee crisis (Guardian Australia) 27 August 2019
Nauru’s Parliament elects former human rights lawyer Lionel Aingimea as President (ABC News) 27 August 2019
Nauru’s parliament elects new president (Nine News) 27 August 2019
Australia’s ‘broken’ visa system being used for human trafficking, experts say (Guardian Australia) 26 August 2019
Asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea blocked from talking to lawyers or doctors (Guardian Australia) 26 August 2019
Spies suppress Australia’s refugees (The Saturday Paper) 26 August 2019
Home Affairs fails to back up claim Medevac bill saw spike in asylum seeker self-harm cases (ABC News) 26 August 2019
Repealing medevac would be ‘catastrophic’ – Video (News.com.au) 26 August 2019
Intelligence agencies warn of ‘unprecedented scale’ of foreign spying within Australia (ABC News) 26 August 2019
The stark warning from the nation’s domestic intelligence agency follows accusations the east African nation of Rwanda has a network of spies working to supress political dissent in refugee communities.
No evidence for Home Affairs medevac claim (News.com.au) 26 August 2019
Only four refugees transferred under ‘medevac’ laws admitted to hospital: Pezzullo (SMH) 26 August 2019
Labor accuses Dutton of losing control of Australia’s borders ‘at our airports’ (SBS News) 25 August 2019
Medevac repeal piles on the cruelty (SMH) 25 August 2019
‘Let them stay’: Melbourne protesters call to save Queensland Tamil family (SMH) 25 August 2019
‘Australia is a bigger cage’: the ongoing trauma of Nauru’s child refugees (Guardian Australia) 25 August 2019
Syrian refugees reunite with family in Italy after bureaucratic bungle (The New Daily) 24 August 2019
Most Nauru and Manus Island refugees are sick, depressed – report (The News Hub) 24 August 2019
Refugee legal services struggle to help ‘legacy caseload’ backlog ABC News) 24 August 2019
Asylum seeker reportedly airlifted from Nauru to Brisbane after self-immolation (SBS News) 24 August 2019
Scrapping refugee law risks death: doctors (The Senior) 23 August 2019
“Offshore Processing” in Guatemala: A Deeper Look at the U.S. Asylum Deal (Just Security) 23 August 2019
Why medevac should stay: Kaldor Centre strongly opposes repeal (Kaldor Centre) 23 August 2019
Refugee law repeal a ‘dummy spit’: Phelps (7 News) 23 August 2019
Pakistani refugee on Nauru self immolates (9 News) 23 August 2019
Three quarters of refugees on Manus and Nauru seriously ill, doctors claim (SMH) 22 August 2019
Rohingya refugees shun Myanmar return (Canberra Times) 22 August 2019
Ex-Nauru nurse urges Senate to block government’s Medevac repeal (SBS News) 22 August 2019
Manus Island processing centre set to close (The Autrslian) 21 August 2019
NZ urged to lift ‘unfair’ restrictions on Middle Eastern and African refugees (SBS News) 21 August 2019
Operation Sovereign Borders monthly update: July 2019 (Australian Border Force Newsroom) 20 August 2019
Dumping Medevac will lead to ‘unnecessary deaths’, Kerryn Phelps warns crossbench (SBS News) 19 August 2019
Talks under way to close Australia’s Manus detention camp (The Sun Daily) 19 August 2019
Advocates lash ‘cruel’ refugee bill repeal (Nine News) 19 August 2019
Fears fewer migrants will report family violence over deportation fears (SBS News) 19 August 2019
Schindler’s List author compares Australia’s asylum seeker policy to Holocaust lead-up (SBS News) 15 August 2019
Manus Island non-refugees victims of ‘a farce’ (RNZ) 14 August 2019
Australians raise $100k to resettle Manus Island and Nauru refugees in Canada (ABC News) 14 August 2019
‘Having a job sets you free’: Refugees’ long slog to find employment (SMH) 14 August 2019
Protesters demand policy overhaul for Temporary Protection Visas (SBS News) 13 August 2019
Refugee lawyers warn temporary protection visas are breaking people (Mirage News) 12 August 2019
Successful Mingoola refugee settlement program on hold as African families move away (ABC News) 12 August 2019
‘We are a part of this country’: refugees protest in Sydney over temporary visas (Guardian Australia) 12 August 2019
Gillian Triggs says ‘vindictive point-scoring’ behind Coalition’s medevac repeal (Guardian Australia) 11 August 2019
Asylum seekers moved to a prison complex in PNG (Guardian Australia) 10 August 2019
The Sydney bakery equipping refugees with the skills to thrive in Australia (SBS News) 10 August 2019
The Kaldor Centre’s Jane McAdam (The Saturday Paper) 10 August
Former asylum seekers launch simulated refugee experience (ABC) 9 August 2019
Detention centre maltreatment revealed while Home Affairs avoids charges (Independent Australia) 9 August 2019
Refugees could be sent back to countries where they face persecution under proposed new laws (SBS News) 8 August 2019
Family facing deportation from Australia due to son’s disability fear he could die if they leave (SBS News) 8 August 2019
Craig Foster welcomes corporate-backed social activism (AFR) 7 August 2019
Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group concerned by MP David Gillespie’s support of Medevac Bill repeal (Macquarie Port News) 7 August 2019
‘They are cleansing our people’: Melbourne Rohingya refugee shares life story of oppression (SBS News) 6 August 2019
It was the best of days; it was the worst of days (Pearls and Irritations) 6 August 2019
Migrants and refugees bring energy and dynamism, says Bishop Vincent Long at Brisbane conference (The Catholic Leader) 6 August 2019
Craig Foster’s big gamble that paid off (AFR) 6 August 2019
Australia urged to help refugees stranded for years in Indonesia (SBS News) 5 August 2019
LGBTIQ Australians pressure Qantas on refugees (QNews) 5 August 2019
Visa character test change ‘could mean fivefold rise in deportations’ (Guardian Australia) 5 August 2019
‘The land where we lived has gone’ – the life story of a Rohingya refugee (Guardian Australia) 4 August 2019
Deportation of a Uighur asylum seeker to China temporarily halted after outcry (SBS News) 4 August 2019
Tim, seeking to protect borders is not hateful (The Australian) 3 August 2019
Humanitarian crisis in Maxmur refugee camp (Green Left Weekly) 3 August 2019
Five years on from ‘the black day’, Australia’s Yazidi refugees reflect on IS terror (SBS News) 3 August 2019
Writing on the wall: Street artist Peter Drew tells his story (The Advertiser) 3 August 2019
Destitute Refugees In Indonesia Show Australia Must Lift Ban On Resettlement (New Matilda) 2 August 2019
Government moves to repeal Medevac Bill (Mirage News) 2 August 2019
More Refugees Leave PNG shores (Loop) 2 August 2019
Planning for possible refugee settlement in regional towns (Weekly Times) 29/06/19
No truth behind Dutton’s medivac rhetoric (Saturday Paper) 29/06/19
A Timeline of Despair in Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers (NY Times) 26/06/19
PNG wants Australia to end security firm Paladin’s Manus contract immediately (ABC News) 25/06/19
Labor says Peter Dutton must release ‘secret’ audit of Manus Island contracts (Guardian Australia) 24/06/19
Australia won’t meet Nauru, Manus resettlement target (Asia Pacific Report) 17/06/19
Papua New Guinea defies Dutton and says it will cancel Paladin contract
on Manus Island. (Guardian Australia) 17/06/19.
Albanese pushes New Zealand refugee offer. (The Australian) 17/06/19.
How did Mike Pezzullo become Australia’s most powerful bureaucrat?
(Guardian Australia) 16/06/19.
Keneally backs medevac laws after Dutton claims Labor may help repeal bill. (Guardian Australia) 16/06/19.
Refugee compensation could prompt Manus Island exit – lawyer.
Department of dysfunction. (Inside Story) 13/06/19:
Refugee sets fire to himself on Manus .(Northern Daily Leader) 10/06/19.
Keneally exposes visa system chaos under Dutton.
(Independent Australia) 10/06/19.
Chaos in our Visa System Continues. (Pearls and Irritations) 7/06/19.
UN condemns Australia for detaining blind Tamil refugee for nine years (Guardian Australia) 6 June 2019
Separating refugee policy from politics. (Eureka Street) 6/06/19.
Labor’s new leadership team stays firm in support of medevac law.
(Guardian Australia) 5/06/19.
The Keneally blunder. (Inside Story) 4/06/19.
Notorious PNG police unit deployed at Manus refugee camp as tensions rise. (Guardian Australia) 4/06/19.
How many more people must die on Manus before Australia ends indefinite detention? Behourz Boochani. (Guardian Australia) 3/06/19.
Canada expanding cap on LGBTQ2 refugee sponsorship program.
(Global News) 1/06/19.
UN group urges release of mother and baby from immigration detention.
(Brisbane Times) 1/06/19.
Saving asylum seekers’ lives: Kon Karapanagiotidis & Jana Favero – ASRC.
(The Saturday Paper) 1/06/19.
Bridging visas soar by 147 per cent under Coalition. (The New Daily) 31/05/19.
Armed PNG police deployed amid ‘daily’ Manus refugee suicide attempts.
(Daily Mail UK) 31/05/19.
Cruel, and no deterrent: why Australia’s policy on asylum seekers must change. (The Conversation) 31/05/19.
Manus asylum seekers treated at local hospital despite million dollar health contract. (SBS News) 31/05/19.
UN Working Group criticises Australia on immigration detention.
(ABC News) 31/05/19.
Refugee Suicide Attempts Spike On Manus Island Following Australian Election Results. (The Organisation for World Peace) 31/05/19.
Asylum boat arrival sparks border debate. (9News) 30/05/19.
Boatload of 20 Sri Lankan asylum seekers brought to Christmas Island.
Manus Island in ‘unprecedented crisis’ as refugee self–harm surges after Australian election. (ABC News) 29/05/19.
New Zealand urged to create more compassionate refugee policy.
(ProBono Australia) 27/05/19.
Ali Dorani: Iranian cartoonist on the drawings that saved his life.
Coalition’s plan to repeal Medevac law a ‘death warrant’ for refugees: advocacy groups. (SBS News) 23/05/19.
More than 40 refugees transferred to Australia for urgent treatment since medevac laws passed. (Guardian Australia) 23/05/19.
‘People just lost hope’: After Australia’s election, asylum seekers attempted suicide. (Washington Post) 22/05/19.
Aus govt cannot ignore Manus Island suicide attempts – advocate
At Least Four People on Manus Island Attempted Suicide after the Australian Election (Vice.com) 22/05/19.
Government pushing ahead with medevac repeal, despite Senate opposition.
(SBS News) 22/05/19.
Refugees attempted suicide after Australia’s election, activists say. (CNN) 21/05/19.
Manus activist says detainees have ‘completely lost hope’ after election result. (News.com) 21/05/19.
Morrison faces roadblock on refugee bill. (Canberra Times) 20/05/19.
Petition supporting Tamil family delivered to Immigration Minister.
(SBS News) 18/05/19.
Biloela’s Tamil family lose high court bid to avoid deportation.
(Guardian Australia) 14/05/19.
The obscurity of consensus: Refugees in the Australian Election.
(Independent Australia) 10/05/19.
Refugees on Nauru hope for border policy change.
(The Australian) 10/05/19.
NZ refugee offer not ruled out: Dutton. (The New Daily) 9/05/19.
PM sees plenty of scope in US refugee deal . (The Australian) 9/05/19.
Federal election 2019: Border security brought into election campaign by Peter Dutton. (The West Australian) 9/05/19.
Ex–Nauru president Sprent Dabwido who oversaw detention centre
reopening dies. (ABC News) 8/05/19.
The issues that have swung our elections. (The Conversation) 3/05/19.
Advocates slam holding Manus Island refugee ‘in police cell’ after self–harm.
(SBS News) 2/05/19.
Partner of Deceased Refugee Sues Australian Government.
(Lexology – Legal Updates) 30/04/19.
Attempted murder charges after attack on Manus Island refugee.
Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo. (Guardian Australia) 30/04/19.
Population growth, migration and refugees: A political headache that’s split the nation. (ABC News) 27/04/19.
Nauru denies former president’s claim offshore detention deal led to corruption. (Guardian Australia) 25/0419.
SRSS cuts leaving people homeless. (Pro Bono Australia) 23/04/19.
Cuts to asylum seeker payment causes ‘housing and hunger crisis’.
(ABC RN Breakfast podcast) 23/04/19.
Reports of suspected typhoid outbreak on Manus Island. (SBS News) 19/04/19.
Suspected typhoid on Manus ‘appalling’. (The Mercury) 19/04/19.
Australian Government must act following damning comments by Former President of Nauru. (Human Rights Law Centre) 18/04/19.
Former Nauruan president’s refugee regrets. (9News) 17/04/19.
Racist language can disengage and alienate voters, advocates warn.
(ABC News) 17/04/19.
Is This the End of the Line for Nationalism in Australia?
(NY Times) 16/04/19:
Man jailed over shoelace attack on refugee. (News.com.au) 16/04/19.
Lawsuit in Australia on behalf of alleged child rape victim on Nauru.
(Herdon Gazette) 15/04/19.
Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words? (Guardian Australia) 14/04/19.
Palm Sunday 2019: See more news about rallies on here.
Thousands gather across Australia for Palm Sunday refugee rallies.
(SBS News) 14/04/19.
The potential of refugee entrepreneurs is huge. But they need our help.
(Guardian Australia) 11/04/19.
‘Accidental Prime Minister’ has short run–up to Aussie vote.
(Hastings Tribune – Nebraska). 10/0419.
Morrison’s politics are more complicated [than Turnbull’s]. Morrison is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane.
Morrison rose to public prominence when the conservative coalition government was first elected under Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2013 as the minister who stopped asylum seekers from attempting to reach Australian shores by boat.
Australia uses the Navy to turn boats back to Indonesia, or it banishes refugees to remote immigration camps in the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
The policy has been widely condemned as a callous abrogation of Australia’s international obligations to help refugees. Australia’s human rights watchdog found in 2014 that Morrison failed to act in the best interests of asylum seeker children in detention.
Morrison explained his deep belief in the righteousness of crushing the people-smuggling trade and preserving the safety of people who board rickety boats to take the long and treacherous voyage to Australia.
The Federal Budget: What it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection.
(Refugee Council of Australia) 3/04/19.
Interpol red notice: global arrest system at risk of abuse.
(Yahoo News) 5/04/19.
More refugees being treated in Australia than on Nauru and Manus Island.
(SBS News) 4/04/19.
Christmas Island ‘closure’ savings banked.
Home Affairs linked to controversial PNG security contract. (The Age) 1/04/19.
Ballarat RAR: Cruel, indefinite detention of refugees must end.
(Ballarat Courier) 1/04/19.
Auditor–General launches probe into Home Affairs offshore contracts.
(Brisbane Times) 1/04/19.
Inquiry into Paladin expanded to cover all Manus and Nauru contracts.
(Guardian Australia) 1/04/19.
Media reports about refugees: March 2019
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Palaszczuk Government strengthens asylum seeker support services.
(Mirage News) 28/03/19.
Scott Morrison’s $9 billion mass detention plan. (The Age) 26/03/19.
Patient Testimony from Nauru:“Refugees on Nauru are Desperately in need of
Freedom.” (MSF) 25/03/19.
Six facts that tell a different immigration story than we hear from politicians. (ABC News) 21/03/19.
Morrison government faces first test under new refugee medical transfer laws. (The Age) 20/03/19.
Nauru refugees exposed to asbestos after shipping containers dumped just metres away (ABC News March 19 2019).
PM pushes mixed messages on migration (InDaily March 19 2019).
Exclusive: Former Nauru president’s dying wish is to end offshore processing (SBS News March 18 2019).
Australia’s citizenship backlog is taking a toll on the country’s refugees
(SBS News March 17 2019).
Hero refugee chased gunman away from NZ mosque
(Yahoo News March 17 2019).
High risk and inflated: Australia’s contract for food on Manus Island
(Canberra Times March 14 2019).
Rally opposes Christmas Island plan (Green Left Weekly March 11 2019).
Toll paid $9m to do nothing after Canberra scrapped the Manus project
(AFR March 11 2019).
A decade in detention: refugees face indefinite time on Christmas Island (March 8, 2019). More from The Age.
Babies of refugees on Manus Island eligible for transfer under Medevac Bill, but confusion reigns (March 9, 2019) . Read more from ABC News.
PM, stop the cynical charade on asylum-seeker boats (March 9, 2019). Read more from The Age.
Bring Aussie kids home from Syria says Save the Children (March 9, 2019). More from SBS News.
Put ‘politics above lives’ (March 9, 2019). Read more from the Jeffersen Journal.
Two men arrested over attack on refugee at Adelaide CBD bus stop
(March 8, 2019). Read more from The Adelaide Advertiser.
Second Villawood death raises concerns (March 7, 2019).
More from Independent Australia.
UN human rights chief blasts PM’s Christmas Island plans.
(March 7, 2019). More from SBS News.
Christmas Island to do asylum processing (March 6, 2019).
More from 9News.
Sick asylum seekers deemed ‘a risk’ to Australia to be sent to Christmas Island (March 6, 2019). Read more from ABC News.
Qld town demands Tamil family’s release (March 5, 2019).
Read more from the Illawarra Mercury.
Time’s up for the Home Affairs experiment (March 5, 2019).
Read more from Fairfax media.
Man dies inside Sydney detention centre (March 4 2019).
Read more from 9News.