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Australians are getting poorer - but it has nothing to do with immigrants | Tom Westland

Australians are getting poorer - but it has nothing to do with immigrants | Tom Westland

We shouldn’t be blaming immigrants for our economic slide, we are wasting our own resources through political laziness and incompetenceTom Westland is a Canberra economist and writer One of the
Diary of disaster: the last days inside Manus Island detention centre | Behrouz Boochani

Diary of disaster: the last days inside Manus Island detention centre | Behrouz Boochani

I wake up from another nightmare. I am weary from writing about people who have died. We are now one of the most forgotten people on earthBehrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian refugee held
Manus Island detainees fear for safety after police squads armed 'like it's a war'

Manus Island detainees fear for safety after police squads armed 'like it's a war'

Detainees allege Papua New Guinean men began looting the Australian-run immigration centre once staff departedDetainees on Manus Island have been told they face “removal from an active PNG military
Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Immigration minister accuses advocates and Greens of aiding 600 refugees and asylum seekers who refuse to leave Manus Island centreThe Australian immigration minister has accused detainees – “aided
Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

Detainees say they fear for their lives in the Papua New Guinean community as Julie Bishop defends Australia’s ‘tough’ stance The Manus Island detention centre has officially closed but more than 600
Manus Island: UN says new accommodation 'not ready' for refugees

Manus Island: UN says new accommodation 'not ready' for refugees

More than 600 refugees and asylum seekers are refusing to move from former Australian immigration detention centre More than 600 refugees and asylum seekers are spending another night inside the
A merciless fear provoked by the events last night has gripped the camp | Behrouz Boochani

A merciless fear provoked by the events last night has gripped the camp | Behrouz Boochani

Diary of a disaster: There is no power and it is oppressively hot. We are stuck here, no way to go forward, no way to go backBehrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian refugee held on Manus
Manus island camp is a landscape of surreal horror | Behrouz Boochani

Manus island camp is a landscape of surreal horror | Behrouz Boochani

Diary of a disaster: Starvation, thirst and terror have taken over. But we are determined to never settle for anything less than freedomBehrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian refugee held on
Manus standoff: Papua New Guinea's grand chief says Australia's hypocrisy 'astounding'

Manus standoff: Papua New Guinea's grand chief says Australia's hypocrisy 'astounding'

Sir Michael Somare accuses both countries of playing ‘football with the lives of refugees on Manus’ and says many Australians who oppose ‘boat people also arrived by boat’ The “grand chief” of Papua
Shorten says Turnbull  should consider New Zealand offer to take refugees

Shorten says Turnbull should consider New Zealand offer to take refugees

Human Rights Watch urges world leaders to raise the asylum seeker issue with Australia as Manus standoff continuesAustralia should consider a reiterated offer from New Zealand to take 150 refugees
The breath of death on Manus Island: starvation and sickness | Behrouz Boochani

The breath of death on Manus Island: starvation and sickness | Behrouz Boochani

Diary of a disaster: One of the refugees, who went to East Lorengau a few days ago, has walked back for more than 30km. We are all scared and hungryBehrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian
UN attacks Australia's 'inhumane' refugee-processing system

UN attacks Australia's 'inhumane' refugee-processing system

Detainees on Nauru demand investigation into circumstances that led to death of asylum seeker in road accidentThe United Nations human rights commission has denounced the Australian government for
Australian journalist who reported on Manus last year detained in PNG

Australian journalist who reported on Manus last year detained in PNG

Freelance photographer Matthew Abbott prevented from entering the country when applying for visa at Port Moresby airportAn Australian journalist who was denied entry into Papua New Guinea believes he
Manus Island: Peter Dutton rejects MP's attack comparing him to 'a terrorist'

Manus Island: Peter Dutton rejects MP's attack comparing him to 'a terrorist'

Immigration minister says Adam Bandt’s comments say more about him and the Greens ‘than it does about me’Peter Dutton has brushed off an attack by a Greens MP that labelled him “a terrorist”, saying

Malcolm Turnbull declines to take up Jacinda Ardern's offer to resettle refugees – video

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says he will not be accepting New Zealand’s offer to take refugees from the Manus Island detention centre at this time and will consider other offers only
Manus refugee who reached Canada last week says deaths are 'very likely'

Manus refugee who reached Canada last week says deaths are 'very likely'

Amir Taghinia flew to British Columbia last week, thanks to a group of private sponsors, after nearly four years on ManusA refugee who was detained on Manus Island has left to begin a new life in
Turnbull says Manus detainees aren’t scared, just manipulated by ‘activists in Australia’

Turnbull says Manus detainees aren’t scared, just manipulated by ‘activists in Australia’

PM dismisses fears of refugees too afraid to leave compound and says people smugglers would take advantage of New Zealand’s offer to take refugees Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the fears of refugees
Papua New Guinea court rejects bid to restore power and water to Manus centre

Papua New Guinea court rejects bid to restore power and water to Manus centre

Supreme court will not intervene in standoff between refugees and authorities over shutting down of detention centrePapua New Guinea’s supreme court has refused a bid to restore power, water and
Turnbull could go to Manus to see what's happening. But that would take courage | Nick McKim

Turnbull could go to Manus to see what's happening. But that would take courage | Nick McKim

The secrecy surrounding offshore detention has allowed the government to consistently make false claims about it Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused me on Tuesday, and others, of encouraging
Appeals tribunal cases increase 600% and flood 'coming down the pipeline'

Appeals tribunal cases increase 600% and flood 'coming down the pipeline'

Appeals against national disability insurance scheme decisions have also quadrupled in a yearThe tribunal that allows refugees, veterans and welfare recipients to challenge government decisions has