Australia’s offshore detention damages asylum seekers because it’s supposed to

Abyan”, “Golestan”, “Nazanin”. These people are unknown to us, save for the single pseudonyms with which they’ve been appellated.Hamid Kehazaei’s name we at least know, even if we know little about the life he led before he came to be within the bailiwick of Australia’s offshore detention regime, under the … Continue reading

And now for the Border Force awards, celebrating cruelty, obfuscation and neglect – First Dog on the Moon

The First Dog on the Moon Institute proudly presents the Predatory Excellence Medal, the Abyan, the Valorous Dutton Button and more! Source: And now for the Border Force awards, celebrating cruelty, obfuscation and neglect | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Wake up Australia, you are being conned – Kaye Lee

Conservative governments would have us judge every group in society by its worst members unless, of course, you belong to the political class or their corporate partners.Muslims living in the Western world are facing suspicion and discrimination because of the action of a few militant fundamentalists. We are led to … Continue reading

Taking out the trash is a job half done for Malcolm Turnbull

Brough, Briggs and now Dutton: as if one Christmas turkey wasn’t enough.When the Turnbull government waited a month to dump ministers Mal Brough and Jamie Briggs in the silly season, Opposition leader-in-waiting Tanya Plibersek accused them of “taking out the trash” while no one noticed. If that was their strategy, … Continue reading

How Australia’s immigration detention regime crushed Fazel Chegeni

Exclusive: More than 700 pages of the Faili Kurd’s immigration department file show how he was trapped in a bureaucracy that did not care for him For a man who was stateless, who lived his life belonging to nowhere, the foothills of Kabir Kuh, the great mountain of western Iran, … Continue reading