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Human Rights Activists Continue to Push to End Manus ‘Chaos’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th November 2017 -  Human rights barrister Julian Burnside has joined with civil society leaders calling on the incoming New Zealand government to independently pursue negotiations with Papua New…

Government to ‘Negotiate’ on Manus Island Closure

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th April 2016 -    Federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said he would negotiate with the Papua New Guinea Government over demands to close the Manus Island detention centre after its Supreme…

Pro Bono Lawyer for Refugees Wins Award

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 23rd October 2015 -  The annual Australian Young Lawyer Award was presented to Kevin Kadirgamar for his outstanding pro bono work in migration and refugee law. A full-time solicitor at Ward Keller in…


Why Gag Doctors in Detention Centres? What Are We Hiding?

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 25th June 2015 -  The Border Force Act due to come into operation on July 1 includes secrecy provisions which have potentially very far-reaching consequences, writes barrister and human rights activist

Plan for Tassie as Asylum Seeker Processing Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 -  A plan developed by Tasmanian community leaders and human rights activists would see the island-state become Australia's asylum seeker processing centre. The Tasmania Opportunity…

Asylum Seeker Advocate Wins Sydney Peace Prize

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 6th November 2014 -  Australian barrister, human rights advocate and author,Julian Burnside AO QC has been awarded the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize for his work with asylum seekers. The Sydney Peace Prize…

Australia Gets a ‘Fail’ on Refugees

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees. The report launched by the United Nations Association of Australia…


Report on Asylum Seekers Won’t Please Everyone

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th August 2012 -  The Expert Panel’s Asylum Seekers Report emphasises it is presenting a suite of measures which would operate together: so there should not be “cherry picking”
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