Behrouz Boochani had first travelled to New Zealand in November on a temporary visa to speak at a literary festival about his book, which details the time he spent at Australia’s notorious offshore detention camp on Papua New Guinea.
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.
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.
The Australian government needs to be held to account for its shameful treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. The government's policies fly in the face of the core values that underpin Australian society and history.
The 24-day protest by refugees on Manus Island symbolises solidarity against oppression as they demand the freedom that Australia continues to deny.
Hundreds of asylum-seekers are adamant they will not leave the Australian offshore prison despite police calls for evacuation. Those holed up at the prison say they would rather live in squalid conditions than risk the alternatives provided.
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?
Thousands of Australians poured onto the street in droves as part of a nationwide protest calling for the closure of camps on Manus Island and Nauru.
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