Report

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).
Fact sheet

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Nauru virtually a failed state?

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie claims the "Republic of Nauru is virtually a failed state".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have the asylum seekers on Nauru not proven themselves to be genuine refugees?

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson claims that the asylum seekers who remain on Nauru have failed to prove they are genuine refugees, so should not come to Australia.
Fact sheet

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: By sending asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus, is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity?

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has condemned successive Australian governments for failing to meet their obligations under international law to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by sea, and says the Government has committed crimes against humanity.
Fact sheet

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.
Commentary

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.
Report

Peer review of the Republic of Nauru

Given the relative newness of Nauru to planning and aid management, this review provides an opportunity for Nauru to identify the mistakes of others and progress more quickly to establish systems and processes that promote effective planning, budgeting and oversight and leadership in the management...
Commentary

Australia’s own border wall

Our “state of exception” combines disturbing practices, cost blowouts and chaotic administration, writes Peter Mares.