Fragile souls at the center of Trump’s spat with Australia

Monday, February 6 2017
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Op-Ed David Mann CNN.com As a new era begins in US foreign policy, there are around 2,500 people, the great majority of whom are refugees, closely monitoring news of these events with a very direct, very personal interest. The fate of these people, who have been held in prolonged limbo in Nauru and Papua New […]

Inside Nauru nightmare

Tuesday, August 9 2016
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Chasing Asylum (MA). Director: Eva Orner. 96 minutes With Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court of Justice finding last month that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional, the shamefulness of Australia’s border protection policies was once again laid bare. As if we needed further proof, on the heels of those developments comes […]

NT royal commission ‘should also include children in immigration detention’

Monday, August 8 2016

Human rights advocates say inquiry should be expanded to including ‘all children deprived of their liberty by the Australian government’.  Read The Guardian article.

Australia deliberately ignores refugee abuse: report

Thursday, August 4 2016

Two leading rights groups accuse Australia of ignoring abuse to deter people from trying to travel to the country.  View the Al Jazeera article  

Australia condemned by rights groups for ‘deliberately ignoring’ refugee abuse

Thursday, August 4 2016

Australia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two human rights groups have said.  View the Al Jazeera article

Refugees – A Matter of Fact

Wednesday, May 11 2016

Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Phil Glendenning, and human rights lawyer, David Manne, on the Assembly of Catholic Professionals panel > Listen to the presentation

Symposium on Humanitarian Interpreting and Interpreter Training

Saturday, April 30 2016

Working with interpreters in humanitarian contexts: challenges and opportunities > View the recording from the Symposium organised by Monash University

What are the implications of closing Manus detention centre?

Thursday, April 28 2016

Refugee lawyer David Manne responds to the impending closure of the Manus Island detention centre after the PNG Supreme Court ruled it illegal and detainees must be resettled. > View the ABC News article

Immigration minister Peter Dutton admits government ‘anticipated’ Manus Island ruling

Thursday, April 28 2016

Immigration minister Peter Dutton has admitted the government had been anticipating that Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court would find the Manus Island detention centre unconstitutional since “late last year”. > View the 9News interview

Dutton ‘anticipated’ Manus Island closure

Thursday, April 28 2016

The government has hinted at the possibility of Manus Island immigration detention centre operating as an open facility.But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says ultimately that’s a decision for Papua New Guinea, which is planning to shut down the centre as it abides by a court ruling. > View the SkyNews interview

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