Peter Dutton continues to abuse the rights of refugees to healthcare
The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has once again shown his utter disregard for the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers.
More than a thousand refugees and their supporters rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra on 29th November to demand permanent visas for refugees. Priya Nadesalingam,...
Immigration re-detention raids
Having introduced laws to over-turn the legal decision last December that saw 163 people released from immigration detention, the government has begun re-detaining people. It...
Dear Editor, Thanks for covering the issues that the big business media definitely won’t unless they have to and even then, when they do, they...
Letter from Denmark
In July of 2020, I was given “special permission” by the border authorities to leave Australia and join my partner in Denmark. For almost two...
Immigration: UK Copies Australia
That’s right, you read the headline correctly. Normally it’s the other way round. Australians copy the UK, at least when we’re not copying the US....
All the contradictions. The official unemployment figure is 3.4 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Workers were told that once unemployment...
Murugappan family reunited, but still a long way to go
On Tuesday, 15th June, the Murugappan family were reunited in Perth, pending a government decision on whether they will be allowed to stay in Australia permanently.
President Biden’s new discriminatory immigration policy
On 2nd February 2023, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that of the 998 children detained at the US-Mexico, border under the President...
We are not “all in the same boat”
Comrade Editor, The drama involving the submersible Titan, in the North Atlantic near Newfoundland was followed by millions worldwide. The vessel’s five passengers undertook the...
Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...
YEMEN: Five United Nations officials who were kidnapped in the country 18 months ago have walked free, the UN said last week. In a brief...
Hundreds of refugees previously held by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea have written to the Home Affairs and Immigration Minister requesting urgent action...
Biloela family is test case for broader refugee rights’ movement
On Saturday 12th June, Priya Murugappan issued a heartfelt plea for justice on behalf of herself and her family.
Open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 21 June 2022 Dear Prime Minister Albanese, The Communist Party of Australia wishes...
Protest for resettlement
Hundreds of mostly Afghan refugees protested last week in Jakarta calling for resettlement and for basic support while they are stranded in Indonesia. The protest...
Stranded in poverty
Hundreds of refugees, mostly Afghan and Sudanese, staged protests on World Refugee Day on 20th June in cities across Indonesia to demand resettlement after years...
Refugee advocates had called on Prime Minister Albanese to use his recent visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to ensure that no refugees or people...
Inaction by the Australian government is leaving refugee families in Papua New Guinea destitute. Despite promises from the PNG Immigration Minister that the problem would...
BRING THEM HERE
Manus Island and Nauru first became the locations for Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres in 2001, when former Prime Minister John Howard launched the “Pacific...
Cruel Heartless Hypocritical
Last month a 34-year-old Afghan refugee, his heavily pregnant wife and two young children were forcibly evicted from their accommodation in Port Moresby. The eviction...
The rough deal facing climate refugees
As the consequence of the world’s inaction on climate intensifies, the effects are felt more acutely by those who did the least to cause them....
Tricks and Treaties
Are you scared yet? Australia’s conservative opposition wants you to be frightened. Scares are second nature to the Liberal Party. Only four years ago, they...