Australian Immigrant and Refugee Issues
By Mike Head, December 21, 2012
A lawyer involved in 16 recent Sri Lankan deportation cases explains that methods being used by the government are unlawful.
By Mike Head, December 14, 2012
Gillard’s government is stepping up its partnership with the autocratic Sri Lankan regime to prevent refugee boats sailing from the island.
By Mark Church, December 8, 2012
Detainees are protesting against the barbaric conditions in the Pacific island camps, as well as the uncertainty surrounding their asylum claims.
By Mike Head, November 22, 2012
The Gillard government is increasingly violating the basic democratic rights of refugees, and repudiating any adherence to fundamental precepts of international law.
By Mark Church, November 19, 2012
Omid’s protest highlights the brutality of the Australian Labor government’s policy of transporting refugees to be detained indefinitely on Nauru.
By Mark Church, November 10, 2012
On the government’s instructions, Australian officials have refused to negotiate with the detainees over their asylum visa applications.
By Mark Church, Mike Head, November 5, 2012
Asylum seekers are protesting the appalling conditions on the island and the Australian government’s refusal to start processing their refugee claims.
By Patrick O’Connor, October 31, 2012
Australia will effectively become a legal black hole for refugees, undocumented workers, and anyone else without recognised legal status.
By Patrick O’Connor, October 6, 2012
Despite the unlawful character of the existing setup, none of the more than 50 detained refugees affected by adverse ASIO assessments will be released.
By Mike Head, October 2, 2012
Tamil asylum seekers are being coerced to return despite clear evidence of persecution and torture.
By Will Morrow, Mike Head, September 20, 2012
Prime Minister Gillard’s government has gone far beyond the so-called “Pacific Solution” of the previous Howard Liberal government.
By Will Morrow, September 3, 2012
The desperate act of protest is the inevitable outcome of the government’s refugee law changes.