This much-welcomed and greatly needed gesture will only signal the start of a genuinely post-Morrison/Dutton immigration regime if the ALP grows some real humanitarian backbone and risks a serious political struggle with Dutton over the principles of human compassion.
Unfortunately for those who still believe in the merits of international human rights laws, the Australian model, revised for European application, is bound to become ever more popular for populists and reactionaries.
A comic of migration: "I will build a boat; And cast it into the water; And I will sail far away from this strange land"
These stories are drastic and sound like a Nazi horror film—but this is what is happening in an EU country right now.
…the videos document that Tunisian border-crossers have all been put in tight, crowded spaces with complete disregard for the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Australia’s policy of indefinite detention has been recognised by the UN as a form of torture. We are adding irreversible psychological trauma to already highly fragile lives.
a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by the hard life experienced by precarious asylum seekers; giddiness.
Why has the Australian government failed to apply the principles and standards of health protection that are upheld in the wider community to places of detention?
Civilisation, white farmers and being a South African Australian today