Offshore detention

Offshore processing

Seven years on: an overview of Australia's offshore processing policies

It has been seven years since the Australian government announced that anyone who arrived in Australia by boat to seek protection would be taken to offshore processing centres. This report provides a snapshot of where Australia is at, seven years after the July 2013 announcement.

Procurement of garrison support and welfare services

The audit objective was to assess whether the Department of Homes Affairs has appropriately managed the procurement of garrison support and welfare services for offshore processing centres in Nauru and PNG (Manus Island).
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Fact Check: Will the medevac bill allow healthy refugees on Nauru and Manus to come to Australia?

Immigration Minister David Coleman has criticised the so-called "medevac bill", claiming the legislation requires a "very, very low threshold" for bringing refugees and asylum seekers to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru.
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Fact Check: Was Labor's PNG refugee deal for one year only?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the 2013 Agreement with PNG for the processing and resettlement of asylum seekers was meant to be for one year only, but the Abbott/Turnbull governments have let it continue for longer.
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Fact Check: Tony Abbott correct on Pacific Solution outcome

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott claims that during the Howard government's Pacific Solution, 40 per cent of the people sent to Manus Island and Nauru were permanently settled in Australia.
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Fact Check: Is the Coalition's new spending on climate change worth just four weeks of keeping Christmas Island open?

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale claims the Morrison government is spending "almost as much to keep Christmas Island open in the previous four weeks as they will spend in new money over the next four years on climate change."
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Fact Check: Is Australia responsible for asylum seekers detained on Manus Island?

The president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, claims asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre are Australia's responsibility.
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Fact Check: Does Australia spend more on offshore processing than the UN spends on refugee programs in South East Asia?

Director of the Human Rights Law Centre Daniel Webb claims Australia is currently spending more than five times the United Nations refugee agency's entire budget for all of South East Asia on offshore processing of asylum seekers.
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Fact Check: Christine Milne in the ballpark on cost of Coalition's Nauru tent city

Greens leader Christine Milne claims the Coalition's 'tent city' on Nauru will cost $1.9 billion over four years.

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru

After much negotiation, the Morrison Government has secured the repeal of the medical evacuation law – known as “medevac” – after making a secret deal with Senate cross-bencher, Jacqui Lambie.