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

Both major parties may try to convince PNG to keep Manus Island detention centre ope

Thursday, April 28 2016

Both major parties in Australia are leaving open the option of trying to convince Papua New Guinea to leave open the Manus Island detention centre. PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced yesterday the centre will be closed following the Supreme Court ruling that detaining people there is illegal. It is not clear when the centre […]

Australian government unwilling to comment on Manus future

Thursday, April 28 2016

Illegal and unconstitutional detention of 850 asylum seekers likened to “human warehousing”. The Australian government has no answers on what will be done with 850 asylum seekers it has illegally detained on Manus Island. > View The New Daily article

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 9 News interview