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Tamil Family Remains In Limbo As Court Extends Injunction Again

3 min read

A Tamil family have been given another reprieve after their case was again delayed by the Federal Court.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fruit Pickers Gang Rape Woman On Beach

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Tearful Reunion For Biloela Family With Friend On Christmas Island

2 min read

The first images of the Sri Lankan family in detention on Christmas Island have emerged, as a friend from their hometown of Biloela flew to the remote location to support them.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

My Dying Rural Town Would Have Been Desperate For The Tamil Family

5 min read

Regional Australia needs families like Priya, Nadesalingam and their kids. So why are we spending hundreds of thousands to deport them?

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News

Deportation Of Tamil Family Delayed Until Friday

4 min read

The future of a Tamil family fighting to stay in Australia remains in limbo after their federal court case was delayed.

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News

Isolated And Watched: Tamil Family Speaks Out From Christmas Island

3 min read

The mother of a Tamil family on the brink of deportation has broken down as she described the family's living conditions on Christmas Island.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Who Forgot Purse Set Upon By Pack Of Dogs

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Biloela Tamil Family Moved To Christmas Island In Dead Of Night

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The Sri Lankan family battling deportation has now been moved to the notorious Christmas Island detention centre, with supporters "horrified" after they were quietly moved yesterday.

National

National

'Playing With Their Minds': Biloela Mayor 'Worried' About Deported Tamil Family

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The feared deportation of a Tamil family from a town in Central Queensland has "upset" the local community in Biloela, the local mayor said.

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News

Deportation Of Tamil Family Delayed Until Next Wednesday

3 min read

A Tamil family in Australia facing imminent deportation to Sri Lanka have been granted a reprieve until next Wednesday.

Updated

Updated

Family Saved From Deportation At The Last Minute

3 min read

A Tamil asylum seeker family, who lived in the Queensland town of Biloela for four years, have been granted an eleventh-hour injunction against their deportation.

Luke Cornish

Luke Cornish

I Painted This Bondi Mural Because Australians Have Their Heads In The Sand

3 min read

When I put the final touches on my mural at Bondi beach, I knew some feathers would get ruffled, but I certainly wasn't expecting this shitstorm.

News

News

Justice Warriors Or A Culture Of Complaint? Protesting Is On The Rise

4 min read

People gluing themselves to city streets in peak hour, school children skipping class, athletes refusing to take the podium, in ways it feels like 2019 is the year of the protest.

Rebekha Sharkie

Rebekha Sharkie

Why I Quoted The Bible During The Medevac Bill Repeal

4 min read

As a politician you see some pretty nefarious tactics in the scramble for power.

Politics

Politics

30,000 Refugees Living In Poverty, Suicide Risk, Due To Policy Black Hole

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Over 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Australia are denied basic support services and kept apart from their families, with experts warning of poverty and suicide concerns.

World

World

The Controversial Viral Trump Sketch That Allegedly Got Cartoonist Sacked

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WARNING: Graphic images.

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News

Haunting Photo Of Drowned Father And Baby At U.S. Border Shocks The World

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WARNING: Graphic images.

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News

Nauru's Former President Admits Detention Camps Amounted To 'Torture'

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Australia's agreement with Nauru to detain refugees was a "deal with the devil", the island's former president has claimed, in an extraordinary deathbed interview with The Project.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie 'Hot Cop' Goes Viral With Thousands Of Comments

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

News

News

Saudi Sisters Stuck 'In Hiding' In Hong Kong Seek Asylum In Australia

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Going by the aliases Reem and Rawan, the siblings -- alleged victims of family violence -- were en route to Melbourne on Australian tourist visas when Saudi officials "attempted to kidnap them" at Hong Kong airport.

Politics

Politics

Here's The PM's Video Message To People Smugglers Being Beamed Around The World

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As the government deals with the political fallout of a historic loss on asylum seeker legislation in parliament, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a video message aimed directly at people smugglers themselves.

Jonathan Lea

Jonathan Lea

The Political Sands Have Shifted For Both Major Parties

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There is a thought, at least amongst hopeful members of the Coalition, that Labor’s victory on asylum seekers is fool's gold.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Two Tragedies Behind The Historic Asylum Seeker Vote

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Two tragedies four years apart form the background to today’s historic Parliamentary vote making it easier to medically evacuate refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.

Features

Features

Statement Regarding Medical Evacuation Of Asylum Seekers

1 min read

A spokesperson from the Department of Home Affairs provided the following statement.

National

National

Malaysia Thwarts People Smuggling Syndicate Bound For Australia

1 min read

Australian and Malaysian authorities have intercepted a people smuggling operation bound for the region. 

News

News

The (Dangerously) Close Ties Between Sports And Politics

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Soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi's plight has highlighted the nebulous relationship between the two worlds of sport and politics.

National

National

Topless Protesters Demand Saudi Teen Rahaf Al-Qunun Be Granted Asylum

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Activists took to the streets of Sydney on Thursday urging the government to grant an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum in Australia.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

How Can We Explain The Culture And Faith This Saudi Teen Is Trying To Escape?

5 min read

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is an 18-year-old from an influential Saudi family. She has decided to renounce her ancestral faith.

National

National

Saudi Woman's Asylum Will Be 'Carefully Considered' By Australian Government

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Australia will consider an application for asylum from Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun if she is found to be a genuine refugee by the United Nations. 

World

World

'A Helping Hand': Calls To Bring Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum To Australia

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United Nations officials said it could take several days to process Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun's case.

World

World

'We Will Not Send Anyone To Their Death': Thai Officials Won't Deport Saudi Teenager

3 min read

Thai officials have announced they will not send a young Saudi woman who is seeking asylum in Australia back to Saudi Arabia.

World

World

'We Can Help': Calls For Australia To Help Saudi Woman Detained In Bangkok

3 min read

Australia should issue emergency travel documents to 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking asylum.

News

News

Second Guatemalan Child Dies In US Custody On Christmas Day

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Immigration authorities said the eight-year-old boy died in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection.

National

National

Child Asylum Seeker Allegedly Raped On Nauru Suing Australian Government

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In what is believed to be a first, a child asylum seeker who was allegedly raped while in detention on Nauru is suing the Australian federal government for breach of care.

National

National

'We're Better Than This': Aussie Stars Calling For An End To Offshore Detention

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A group of Aussie stars are vowing to wear blue ribbons to one of the nation's most prestigious award ceremonies next week to demand asylum seeker children be removed from detention.

Helen Szoke

Helen Szoke

Developing Countries Are Putting Australia To Shame On Refugees

5 min read

Today, the signatures of about 170,000 concerned Australians from across the country will be handed over at Parliament House, calling for the Government to get all refugee children off Nauru.

Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

I’m A Teacher And This Is Why I’ll Be Walking Off The Job For Refugees

5 min read

In my class I have a new student, a-six-year-old boy who has spent the last five years in Australia’s refugee camp on Nauru.

Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani

I'm A Manus Detainee. Here's What Abbott And Hanson Need To Know

5 min read

Last week former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised Nauru in public by candidly calling it "a very pleasant island”.

Politics

Politics

Wake Up Scott! Even The Wiggles Want The Kids Off Nauru

2 min read

A campaign to bring refugee children on Nauru to Australia has scored some new high-profile supporters.

Politics

Politics

Nauru Doctors Slam Expulsion Amid Fears For Refugee Kids

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Refugee children on Nauru as young as nine have attempted suicide, and there are fears some will die after mental health workers were expelled from the island.

National

National

15 People From 'Illegal Fishing Vessel' Sent To Christmas Island

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The irregular boat arrivals spent at least one night in the crocodile-infested Daintree rainforest.

World

World

Swedish Student Stands Up Against Asylum Seeker's Deportation

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"I’m doing what I can to save a person’s life."

Politics

Politics

Five Years In Detention For Manus, Nauru Refugees

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"Such deliberate and sustained cruelty to innocent human beings is fundamentally wrong."

News

News

This Is What Refugees On Manus And Nauru Want Australians To Know

9 min read

'What can we really want from Australia except freedom? Stop torturing us.'

Politics

Politics

Why You Should Care About Kids Detained At The US Border

4 min read

There are definite echoes of how we treated refugees trying to come to our country.

News

News

Tamil Family Lose Appeal To Stay In Australia As Community Rallies

3 min read

There are fears the family's mental health is deteriorating and the Federal Circuit Court decision was another blow.

Politics

Politics

Refugees Dying, Fearing Poverty As Refugee Week Marked In Australia

6 min read

Government policy changes "like sitting on a timebomb", one asylum seeker said.

Politics

Politics

'Humane' Refugee Bill Introduced To Parliament

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New bill to "dismantle Australia's current offshore immigration detention".

World

World

Boat Caught In Migrant Spat Docks In Spain

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After a week of political back-and-fourth 629 asylum seekers reach safety.

Politics

Politics

Asylum Seekers 'Suffering Indefinitely' In Immigration Detention, Report Claims

3 min read

"Significant failures" to provide reasonable medical care, including around suicide attempts.

Politics

Politics

Here's How Manus Refugees Are Coping In The USA

4 min read

Not all of the men are coping well with their new lives.

News

News

Manus Asylum Seekers Without Food, Power After Fire In Accommodation Facility

2 min read

'There is no electricity and no kitchen', one asylum seeker reported