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#Manus Island

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Greens Senator To Be Deported From Manus Island After Visiting Refugees

4 min read

A federal senator claims he was confronted by heavily armed police and told he would be deported from Papua New Guinea after visiting refugees on Manus Island.

Politics

Politics

'No Excuse' To Repeal Medevac Law, Phelps Pleads

4 min read

The only thing that needs "repair" is Australia's human rights reputation, former MP Kerryn Phelps said, as the government seeks to repeal the contentious refugee medical evacuation laws.

Politics

Politics

'It's Like A Graveyard': Another Refugee Sets Himself Alight On Manus Island

3 min read

A mental health and self-harm crisis continues to spiral on Manus Island, with another refugee setting himself on fire and a man scaling a tall phone tower before threatening to jump off.

National

National

Manus Refugee Sets Himself On Fire As Self-Harm Crisis Escalates

3 min read

Refugee advocates have pleaded for Parliament to act after the latest incident in a string of shocking self-harm incidents in the Australian facility on Manus Island.

National

National

'We Exist And We Are Suffering': The TedX Speaker Who Couldn't Make It To The Stage

3 min read

For the first time in TedX Sydney's 10-year history, one speaker couldn't appear on stage but gave a powerful address nonetheless. 

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison's 'Frolic' On Christmas Island 'A Waste Of Money'

2 min read

Scott Morrison has become the first sitting Prime Minister to visit Christmas Island, but critics have slammed his daytrip as a waste of cash.

National

National

Manus Refugees Ask ScoMo 'Where The Bloody Hell Are You?'

2 min read

Four Manus Island refugees have laid into Scott Morrison, starring in a satirical video poking fun at the Prime Minister.

Politics

Politics

'Living Hell': Refugees Scared Of Being Sent To Christmas Island

5 min read

Christmas Island's detention centre is a "living hell" and people in Australia's immigration detention system are petrified of being sent there, as the government moves to reopen the previously-shuttered facility.

Politics

Politics

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

1 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

The Anatomy Of A Historic Government Loss In Parliament

5 min read

If you think about it, this is all Peter Dutton's fault.

National

National

Manus Island Refugee Wins Major Human Rights Award In Geneva

3 min read

From hunger strikes and being shot in the leg, to being celebrated by world-leading human rights groups, Abdul Aziz Muhamat's life has been in turmoil for years.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Two Tragedies Behind The Historic Asylum Seeker Vote

3 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

Medical Transfer Bill To Become Law After Passing The Senate 36-34

2 min read

Legislation to expedite medical evacuations of refugees and asylum seekers to Australia has passed the Senate, after yesterday passing the House of Representatives.

Politics

Politics

Government Suffers Historic Defeat On Refugee Bill

3 min read

The Coalition government has suffered a historic loss on its own legislation, throwing Scott Morrison's administration into chaos on the first day of the new sitting year.

Politics

Politics

The Forgotten Victims In The Offshore Processing Debate: 'I Wish I Died In The Boat'

4 min read

As politicians continue to debate over the future of medical transfers, a few dozen refugees are sitting in a PNG hospital, awaiting medical treatment.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

The Graphic Moment A Hockey Player Loses His Teeth During Game

2 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

Au Pairs, Bonk Bans... The A-Z Of A Brutal Year In Oz Politics

7 min read

Every year we think things can't get any odder in that strange house on the hill in Canberra, but every year our federal representatives seem to outdo themselves.

Politics

Politics

'Urgent' Push To Evacuate Sick Refugees From Manus, Nauru

3 min read

New MP Kerryn Phelps is leading a push from the growing parliamentary crossbench to evacuate refugee children and sick adults from Manus Island and Nauru.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Renae Lawrence Lands In Oz And Yemen Faces Horrific Crisis

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Good News

Good News

Manus Refugee To Challenge For World Boxing Title

2 min read

Refugees in Australia's offshore camps usually have enough of a fight on their hands, but Pakistani man Ezatullah Kakar is in a battle of a different kind.

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

Manus Refugees 'Shunted Out Of Hospital' As PNG Prepares For APEC

3 min read

Refugees have reported being shunted out of hospital and out of sight on Manus Island as Papua New Guinea prepares to host the APEC summit.

Views

Views

Refugee Kids Are Finally Getting Off Nauru, After Years In Limbo

4 min read

After five years, mounting public outrage, countless pleas for action from doctors, lawyers and politicians -- the kids are finally getting off Nauru.

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.

National

National

Refugees On Nauru Would Sign Deal Banning Them From Australia

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is considering accepting New Zealand's long-standing offer to resettle refugees languishing on the islands.

Politics

Politics

NZ Journalist Detained While Interviewing Refugee On Nauru

3 min read

Nauru says her media accreditation has been revoked.

Politics

Politics

Dutton Said Deporting Au Pairs Would Be "A Bit Rough"

2 min read

How about those kids on Nauru?

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Peter Dutton Will Help Au Pairs, But Not These People Who Need Help

3 min read

Massive public outcry isn't enough for a young family to avoid deportation, but just one phone call from an au pair is.

National

National

The Refugee Book Secretly Written On WhatsApp From Manus

4 min read

'It represents how free a human being can be if they resist.'

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Thai Boys Released From Hospital And Google Cops A Massive Fine

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Politics

Politics

Five Years In Detention For Manus, Nauru Refugees

3 min read

"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.

Views

Views

The Way Australia Cooks Its Refugee Books Is Just Not Cricket

7 min read

We have little to be proud of in our treatment of refugees. We need to honestly shine a light  on our country's shame.

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

2 min read

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

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.

Politics

Politics

Another Shocking Week In Refugee Detention That Our Pollies Would Sooner Ignore

8 min read

One refugee dead, one dying, a devastating fire and more political bickering than action.

News

News

Manus Island Refugee Dead After Road Incident

3 min read

The Rohingya man is at least the seventh refugee death on Manus Island.

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

Views

Views

"Political Power Plays Are Killing Innocent People"

5 min read

The fact that people have lost their lives on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island is a despicable crime that needs to be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.