Plans to use part of an aged-care facility in an outer Melbourne suburb as temporary housing for refugees have been welcomed by the local community. But that hasn’t stopped anti-immigration protesters descending.
Let Them Stay asylum seekers in community detention limbo
One of only two journalists to have visited Nauru since it effectively closed its borders to scrutiny reconnects with one of the families released into community detention in Australia after the Let Them Stay protests.
Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs speaks out
In an Abbott government attack Gillian Triggs was very publicly upbraided in a senate estimates hearing last year. But despite the battering, the Human Rights Commission president has vowed to stay true to her cause.
The lawful truth of the High Court’s offshore detention decision
The High Court’s ruling that offshore detention is legal has cruelly condemned 37 Australian-born babies to a life of uncertainty on a bleak island. What was the government's ‘sleight of hand’ that protected our immigration policy?