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Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
September 08, 2017

Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers

By Grant Wyeth
Had the suit gone to court, it would have aired allegations of abuse at Australia’s PNG-based detention facility.

A Tragic and Avoidable Death on Manus Island
August 17, 2017

A Tragic and Avoidable Death on Manus Island

By Anna Shea
The recent death of Hamed Shamshiripour highlights Australia’s vicious policies toward asylum seekers.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017

US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea

By Luke Hunt
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.

Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers
October 31, 2016

Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers

By Grant Wyeth
The Coalition has long catered to far-right elements. The new legislation follows that trend.

The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
August 11, 2016

The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis

By Yan Matusevich
A crackdown in Tajikistan has led to a little noticed surge in Tajik asylum seekers in Europe -- particularly Poland.

Why Is Immigration a Non-Issue in Australia's Election?
June 28, 2016

Why Is Immigration a Non-Issue in Australia's Election?

By Grant Wyeth
Beyond a hardline stance toward asylum seekers, the broader issue of immigration is not a prominent electoral concern.

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
December 04, 2015

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies

By Gemima Harvey
The country’s brutal policies are leaving it increasingly isolated.
Cambodia and the Australian Asylum Seeker Deal
September 29, 2015

Cambodia and the Australian Asylum Seeker Deal

By Clothilde Le Coz
Cambodia agrees to welcome more refugees from Nauru, but analysts see a deadlock.

Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
August 19, 2015

Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis

By Antje Missbach
A true resolution demands more than empty rhetoric.

Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?
June 17, 2015

Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?

By John Power
North Koreans' asylum claims are often denied, as European countries define them as South Korean citizens.

Refugees: Inferno in the Bay of Bengal
March 18, 2015

Refugees: Inferno in the Bay of Bengal

By Keane Shum
The stories of the refugees who have crossed the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea are harrowing.
Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia
August 12, 2014

Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Cambodia

By Jarni Blakkarly
A deal expected to be signed this week has already sparked widespread criticism.

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