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Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University The Biennale's severing of ties with Transfield won't change anything for those suffering on Manus Island right now...Department of Immigration and Citizenship/AAP In July 1846, the American writer Henry
Charges against more than 20 asylum seekers over a riot at Nauru's detention centre last year have been withdrawn. Nauru's newly installed Fijian magistrate Ropate Cabealawa was due to hear from 61 asylum seekers facing ''riot'' and ''unlawful
The first-ever Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum is taking place in London at which an agreement is expected on a strategy for advancing broadband across the 53-country membership. Ministers will also review recommendations for a pan-Commonwealth
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has defended paying $3.5 million to Toll Holdings for a tent kitchen at its Manus Island detention centre. A spokesman for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said the department ''closely adheres''
Nauru holds the chair of the Alliance of Small Island States, a coalition of 44 small island and low-lying coastal countries. "No people or country has faced the risk of total inundation from rising seas before," President Waqa said. It isn't just
More than two centuries later the same question of responsibility is being played out in Australia's controversial border protection policy. Where does the responsibility lie for asylum seekers who have been sent to Papua New Guinea by the Australian
Since October 2012, when the Department of Immigration reopened the centre, the government has paid Toll Holdings $3.5 million for kitchen facilities. Toll declined to comment and on Friday the department had yet to respond to questions. But a photo
Young asylum seeker from Iraq pictures at the boundary fence at the Oval on Nauru. Photo / Kenny Rodger The ASX-listed company's links to the detention centres have caused controversy for the Biennale of Sydney this week because of a related company'
It hardly needs me to point out that history is littered with tragedies when justification is hitched to popularity...Maybe, in decades to come, we will look back at this time and regard it as one of the worst stains on our nation. More awful than
Suva spent last week improving their knowledge of climate change issues in the Pacific as individuals as well as the communal roles they can play to minimise these impacts. The four-day training exercise, dubbed the Climate Warrior Training, was co-