Nearly 29,000 asylum seekers are in Australia on temporary ‘bridging visas’. These people may be free from detention but – with many denied education, healthcare and the right to work – they remain locked in desperate poverty and with no idea what their futures hold. A Guardian Australia investigation by … Continue reading
Opposition leader’s speech to frame election campaign around inequality, while painting Malcolm Turnbull as a sellout
Victorian Liberal Party leaders are turning a blind eye to growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the party, according to a party source.The claim follows calls at Sunday’s federal Senate pre-selection convention for all Islamic leaders to sign a pledge denouncing terrorism, or have their places of worship torn down.
Some Australians wrongly believe asylum seekers and refugees in this country are given a $10,000 lump sum, Nike shoes and preferential treatment for public housing, according to research that also found religious prejudice against Muslims is largely driving negative attitudes towards the newcomers.
An Iranian refugee at Nauru claims he was slashed in the head with a large knife normally used to cut down coconuts, in an alleged attack that raises further doubt over of the safety of refugees on the island.
ANALYSIS: Unemployed and underemployed Australians can be issued with on-the-spot fines by privately owned job agencies under a tough new Government proposal, writes Owen Bennett.
It is divisive to depict age pensions as coming solely out of tax payers’ wage packets – there are other ways to fund the care of our elderly
A federal circuit judge who continually ruled against immigration applications should have excused himself from hearing the cases because it appeared he was biased, the federal court has heard.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has revealed plans to buy stun guns for its officers as early as next year.
Despite the pressure from government bullies and Serco’s hired thugs, the doctors at Lady Cilento hospital have held firm and behaved like … well, doctors. Job well done Australia