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Could more have been done to prevent boat tragedy? | Audio News & Podcast | SBS World News

Could more have been done to prevent boat tragedy? | Audio News & Podcast | SBS World News | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
'I saw people crying for God, their mum, their imam.' Harrowing testimony at a WA inquest into an asylum seeker boat tragedy.
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Rally for Refugees

Hundreds of Sydneysiders gathered at the steps of Town Hall on Saturday July 20 to express their horror at the latest round of policy announcements by the Australian Government.
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What is a persecuted Iranian to do? - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What is a persecuted Iranian to do? - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Iranians have been fleeing their homeland for decades. What has changed are the barriers erected at this end to prevent their admission through regular programs.
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Grant Bayldon: Stop passing buck with refugees - Opinion - NZ Herald News

Grant Bayldon: Stop passing buck with refugees - Opinion - NZ Herald News | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
The Asia Pacific region is probably the worst part of the world to be a refugee in. Not only does it have more refugees, it has less protection for them than anywhere else in the world
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More than a legal issue, PNG plan challenges core principles

More than a legal issue, PNG plan challenges core principles | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
It is likely that the Rudd government's PNG plan will be challenged in the courts. Refugee advocates will certainly be emboldened by their recent success in convincing the High Court to strike down Labor's Malaysian solution.
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Church leader tells PM 'Jesus weeps' over his asylum seeker policy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Church leader tells PM 'Jesus weeps' over his asylum seeker policy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Tasmania's Anglican Bishop says the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made an appalling moral choice in his new asylum seeker policy. Bishop Harrower has taken to Twitter to tell Kevin Rudd 'Jesus weeps'.
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Nauru Riot Press Release

  The Nauru Riot: Staff Condemn Cruel and Degrading Conditions A Statement by Past and Present Salvation Army Staff Members 23 July 2013 In light of the recent events that have taken place in ...
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Burke to visit Manus Island in wake of abuse claims

Burke to visit Manus Island in wake of abuse claims | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Immigration Minister Tony Burke is planning to visit Manus Island this week amid explosive claims about safety and questions over the speed at which existing facilities can be expanded to accommodate the government's PNG plan for asylum seekers.
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At-a-glance: Who takes the most asylum claims?

At-a-glance: Who takes the most asylum claims? | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Figures show that developing countries accept the vast majority of the world's refugees, with Australia 47th on the list of host countries in 2009.
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Labor to pitch tent city in PNG to counter smugglers' boats surge

Labor to pitch tent city in PNG to counter smugglers' boats surge | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
LABOR will use tents and marquees to rush the expansion of Manus Island beyond its 600 capacity if necessary, in a bid to stop people-smugglers from overwhelming the Papua New Guinea asylum-seeker deal by sending a flood of new boats.
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Making things happen: race, borders & the state - Left Flank

Making things happen: race, borders & the state - Left Flank | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it

One of the most striking things about the mainstream media coverage of Kevin Rudd’s “PNG solution” is how the discussion is mostly framed by ideas, policies and language that are increasingly relics of a past phase of the interminable “border security” debate. By outmanoeuvring opponents to both his Right and Left on this issue, Rudd has created massive confusion among them as to what he is doing.

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Riots at Nauru detention centre tonight as Iranians react to today's news. - Michael Smith News

News Limited has reported riots from our detention centre in Nauru. The real test to Rudd's policy, while the sugar remains on the table in Australia, will be his determination to not to deal with people who act like this.
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Factcheck Q&A: towing back the boats and the mining tax

Catch up on Q&A from 15 July. Source: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/1. Julie Bishop: Australia has the right to return asylum seeker boats to Indonesia“We cannot escape from the fact that they…
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'Die somewhere else'

'Die somewhere else' | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers are wasting their breath appealing for humanity in an election year, writes William Maley.
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What has Australia done to Nauru?

What has Australia done to Nauru? | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Nic Maclellan: As Kevin Rudd trumpets his 'PNG solution', it's worth thinking about the price Nauru has paid for hosting detention centres
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Kevin Rudd's office the target of next refugee protest

Kevin Rudd's office the target of next refugee protest | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Youthful leftist activists protesting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's hardline policy to force asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea will surround his Morningside electorate office on Monday morning.
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5 reasons not to give up – the refugee activists’ guide to debunking Rudd’s policy to “save lives” | Human Rights in Australia | Right Now

5 reasons not to give up – the refugee activists’ guide to debunking Rudd’s policy to “save lives” | Human Rights in Australia | Right Now | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
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Asylum seekers to receive hostile reception in PNG: local governor - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Asylum seekers to receive hostile reception in PNG: local governor - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
Papua New Guineans are warning the Federal Government that its new asylum seeker plan will create hostility and add to problems in the developing country.
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White nationalists welcome Rudd’s anti-asylum measures

White nationalists welcome Rudd’s anti-asylum measures | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
July 23, 2013
A number of Australian white nationalist groups have welcomed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposal to deny mainland settlement to any asylum seekers travelling by boat. The controversial...
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SBS Dateline | Manus Whistleblower

SBS Dateline | Manus Whistleblower | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it

SBS :: Special Broadcasting Service: A whistleblower who worked at the Manus Island refugee detention centre in Papua New Guinea has spoken out in an exclusive interview with Dateline, condemning it as not even fit to “serve as a dog kennel”.

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We need turnbacks to stop incomers

We need turnbacks to stop incomers | Asylum seekers in detention – Australia | Scoop.it
THE volatile political battlefield of border protection policy has morphed into a simplistic debate about the PNG Solution versus turning back the boats.
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Sam Wainwright: Fear of refugees is a cynical and deliberate concoction

Socialist Alliance candidate for Fremantle Sam Wainwright speaking at the Perth rally against Rudd's extreme refugee plan on Saturday 20 July 2013.
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Emergency Response Rally to Rudds PNG Plan - Action for Refugees, Sydney, Australia 20th July 2013

www.LeftAndCorrect.com Kevin Rudd has now brought in legislation more draconian than John Howard could ever wish to attempt. Join the fightback (please)
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No longer a place of refuge

RT @ccrweb: RT @canfamphysician: Health consequences of mandatory detention for refugees http://t.co/6Q25g6fXFQ #refugeehealth #commentary …
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