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Politics

Politics

Refugee, Adani Protesters Storm Stage During Bill Shorten Speech

2 min read

Protesters railing against Labor policy on refugees and the environment have stormed the stage during Bill Shorten's keynote address to the ALP national conference.

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.

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.

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.

Movies

Movies

People Are Mad Lena Dunham Is Turning This Refugee's Story Into A Hollywood Film

2 min read

The actor, writer, producer and director will pen the screen adaptation of 2017's A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea.

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

Aussie Doctors' Desperate Plea For Children In Emotional Video

3 min read

A new video from more than 6,000 doctors about the dire situation for refugee and asylum seeker children on Nauru has been released.

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

Nauru Doctors Slam Expulsion Amid Fears For Refugee Kids

4 min read

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.

Politics

Politics

Experts Slam 'Discriminatory' Regional Migrants Plan

5 min read

Immigration and infrastructure experts have rubbished the government's thought-bubble to force migrants into regional areas, saying the plan is unnecessary and could even harm both citizens and cities.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan Appears To Have Attempted To Kidnap Two Syrian Refugee Kids

2 min read

Lindsay Lohan broadcast live footage of herself approaching a refugee family and accusing them of child trafficking.

Good News

Good News

This Aussie School is Giving Cars To Refugees

2 min read

While most students dread assignments, Shaun Halden's automotive technology class can't wait to get into their major project.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Has An 'I Stopped These' Boat Trophy In His Office

1 min read

Scott Morrison, the former immigration minister, is clearly proud of his past.

Politics

Politics

NZ Journalist Detained While Interviewing Refugee On Nauru

3 min read

Nauru says her media accreditation has been revoked.

National

National

A Horrific Look Into Australia's Immigration 'War Zone'

3 min read

"He needed mental health assistance, and got nothing. He is a victim of neglect"

World

World

Cate Blanchett Gives 'Gut-Wrenching' U.N. Speech On Rohingya Crisis

3 min read

"How can any mother endure seeing her child thrown into a fire?"

National

National

With A Simple Question, A Team Was Born

2 min read

The football club, Australia could learn a thing or two from.

Politics

Politics

Concerns For Children On Nauru As Girl Reportedly Sets Herself Alight

2 min read

Advocacy groups and health experts are imploring politicians to confront the severe psychological disorder affecting children on Nauru.

National

National

Photos Emerge Of Some Of The 119 Children Trapped On Nauru

5 min read

A coalition of 30 groups has given the government a three month deadline to resettle all children off Nauru.

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.'

World

World

Londoners Are Trying To Find This Refugee Rocket Scientist A Job

1 min read

Londoners are offering job advice, coffee, and even a friendly connection.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Mark Seymour Slams Qantas' Refugee Deal As 'Publicly Toxic'

3 min read

The Hunters and Collectors frontman is the latest to urge Qantas and Virgin Australia to cease involvement in Australia's refugee program.

Views

Views

When I Ran From The Bombs, I Didn’t Realise It Was A Crime To Be A Refugee

7 min read

I fled my country due to years of war; I was forced out of my motherland because of imminent danger.

National

National

Qantas And Virgin Australia Urged To Stop Deporting Refugees

3 min read

Rights groups are putting pressure on the airlines to refuse to deport refugees on behalf of the Australian government.

Views

Views

The Person Who Gave Me The Most Was A Boy Who'd Lost Everything

5 min read

The first time I met Farid he was packing groceries for families who’d lost everything in Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires.

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.'

Views

Views

The Women Whose Voices Have No Hope Of Being Heard

5 min read

"The Australian Government refuses to see the women and girls on its very doorstep – the women against whom it has chosen to discriminate, and whose rights it has systematically violated."

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Muslim Refugee-Turned-Model Covers Teen Vogue

2 min read

Plus how keeping her clothes on has seen her career take off.

World

World

The Shock Troops Who Expelled The Rohingya

23 min read

Police and Rakhine Buddhist villagers told media how they coordinated with troops to burn down Rohingya villages, giving the residents no homes to return to.

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.

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

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

3 min read

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

National

National

The ‘Little Guy’ Lawyer Taking On Sniffer Dogs, Mental Health And Refugees

3 min read

"Justice is blind. I mean she's not deaf, but she's blind."

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.

Politics

Politics

Luke Foley Apologises For 'White Flight' Comments

4 min read

The NSW Opposition Leader earlier lamented the decline of western Sydney suburbs, warning that we are seeing a "white flight" of Anglo families out of the area.

Views

Views

Why The World's Biggest Refugee Camp Has No Fear Left

4 min read

It was not that they did not care about the risks. It was that they had already suffered so much it was impossible to contemplate life getting any worse.

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