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This Kurdish journalist fled persecution in Iran, only to be jailed by Australia for being a refugee

A Kurdish journalist and poet fled Iran to seek asylum in Australia. But Australian authorities incarcerated him on the remote Manus Island (Papua New Guinea). He has since made a film of what it’s like there. And its international premiere … Continue reading

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An ‘army’ of Aussie citizens takes a stand against modern-day ‘concentration camps’

  During World War Two, people across Europe risked their lives to offer sanctuary to refugees escaping from the Nazis. And today, amid another refugee crisis, citizens are once again coming together to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

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Hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers issue a desperate challenge to their captors

Just under 600 of the 800 refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government have written a heart-rending letter – effectively an ultimatum – to Canberra. To read more, click here. UPDATE: statement … Continue reading

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Hundreds of imprisoned refugees face attack from locals, UN may need to intervene

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers held in detention on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government are in imminent danger. Canberra has closed down facilities, leaving the refugees to their own fate. And detainees are now under … Continue reading

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When the UN accuses the Australian government of deception, you know it’s time for resignations

It’s extremely rare for the UN to accuse a government of deliberate deception. But that’s exactly what just happened. On 24 July, the UN essentially accused Australia of deceiving the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Amazingly, though, the … Continue reading

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Anxious to conceal truth, this government agrees to a massive multi-million payout to refugees

The Australian government likes its refugees out of sight and out of mind. So it built offshore facilities to detain them. And it contracted them out to private companies. But now, a landmark settlement means that hundreds of refugees will … Continue reading

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Politician manufactured fake news to justify shootings on refugees

There is a call for the dismissal of Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton. This comes after Dutton issued a fake news report to explain shootings against refugees at the Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) detention centre. To read more, click … Continue reading

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