Our research suggests refugees are being punished by having their applications for citizenship delayed. Like so much of this government’s approach it’s cruel and unnecessary, writes Asher Hirsch.
IF YOUR tax dollars were being used to bulldoze entire villages and prop up a regime of murder, rape and corruption, would you want to know about it?What if it was happening right on Australia’s doorstep and being kept quiet by our own police so that we could maintain our … Continue reading
Senator Lee Rhiannon says government department officials do not need media training for Senate estimates hearings. Photo: Edwina Pickles Federal government departments have paid external media consultants hundreds of thousands of dollars to train bureaucrats how to “perform” in Senate estimates hearings.
Five weeks ago, Bill Shorten visited Cherie and Trevor Dell in their Sydney home to talk about how medicinal cannabis is helping their three-year-old daughter Abbey. The very next day, the police came knocking.
Low payments, waiting periods, and disempowering those without work does nothing to help them get a job. It’s cruelty without purpose, writes Owen Bennett.
All those Muslims who are not condemny enough need to take a long hard look at how they are perpetrating fear and loathing in this country
Ali Rahimi’s friends thought him a calm, quiet fellow, and his heart tests came back normal. But with little warning in February 2012, his aorta ruptured and the 44-year-old died.
Over Manus Island, a black kite flies.A few youths, still with energy to bear the difficulties of this prison camp, made it.The black kite flies, a messenger of freedom for us, the forgotten prisoners.It circles higher and higher above the camp, above the beautiful coconuts.Our eyes follow its flight, it … Continue reading
When Peter Dutton was asked this week how it was that Fazel Chegeni, a traumatised and stateless refugee, came to be detained with some of the country’s “most hardened criminals” (his words) on Christmas Island, he wasn’t the least bit fazed.
Medical authorities on Nauru are refusing to send a refugee to Australia for an imminent complex birth, despite the woman’s family and other doctors insisting that her health and that of her baby is being jeopardised.