Ann Deslandes is an Australian writer and researcher. Read her other work at https://muckrack.com/ann-deslandes
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election is likely to translate into tougher immigration laws and the repealing of 'Medevac' bill that would ensure seriously ill refugees are flown to mainland Australia for treatment.
Mexicans forced from their villages by violent drug gangs are seeking assurances from the president for their security if they go home. But a safe return may still be a while away.
A lack of adequate healthcare services and the heavily securitised environment have resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of more than 600 men in the country's offshore detention facilities.
Thousands of people from the country's southern states were recently internally displaced due to vicious drug wars in their towns and villages, while a procession of migrants heading toward the US border are in the spotlight.
The 'migrant caravan' is a diverse set of people escaping poverty and violence who have been painted as a threatening, faceless monolith. Not all of them will reach the US border. The ones who do are chasing a future they can feel optimistic about.
Trump’s Muslim ban complicates the recently signed Australia-US refugee deal – and Australia complicates it further by denying journalists and rights activists entry to the contentious Manus Island detention centre.
While Australian soldiers serving in the ANZAC engaged with Turkish troops in World War I, Aboriginal people in Australia were fighting their own battle against the British Colonialism.
The 24-day protest by refugees on Manus Island symbolises solidarity against oppression as they demand the freedom that Australia continues to deny.
When Australia’s offshore immigration centre closes on Tuesday, 600 detainees there will be forced to move, but not to safety. Is Australia getting away with unchecked human rights abuses?
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