The president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, claims asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre are Australia's responsibility.
Fact Check: Are staff working in detention centres protected by whistleblower laws if they speak out?
Labor's Immigration spokesman Richard Marles claims whistleblower protection, which applies across the public service, also applies to workers at the Manus and Nauru detention centres.
This report paints a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population which has been hit hard by Australia’s recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety.
Australia has used a calculated system of neglect and cruelty to increase the hardship suffered by refugees and asylum seekers, but remains responsible for their fate and well-being. It cannot shirk its responsibility, shifting them from one detention centre to several others, in a cynical...
The Howard Government’s resolution of a crisis on Nauru in 2005 points the way forward for dealing with the people currently held on Manus Island, writes Michael Gordon.
After five years, the Australian government practice of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island is about to finish.