Detention Centre

April 3, 2014

Australia’s loss of moral authority in the world

During last week, it emerged the Australian government has supported the PNG government’s attempts to shut down inquiries into the Manus Island detention centre led by Justice David Cannings of […]
May 27, 2014

Human Rights and Refugees

It is another sorry chapter in Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers that we have seen in recent days. There is a whiff of deliberate redemptive violence emerging in the current […]
June 16, 2014

Australia’s Camps of Shame – our very own gulags

At least 20 asylum seekers including up to five babies together with their siblings and parents were transferred from the Adelaide Inverbrackie Detention Centre to Christmas Island at 3 am […]
July 7, 2014

A challenge to Australia’s current detention policies for asylum seekers

The launch of the new global strategy by the UN refugee agency on the 3rd July 2014 calls on all countries to move away from the detention of children among […]