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

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 open

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 […]

PNG asylum seeker judgment doesn’t bind Australia: Dutton

Tuesday, April 26 2016

The Australian government has said it will not allow any asylum seekers on Manus Island to come here, after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to detain them there. In the decision, which casts uncertainty over a key site of Australia’s offshore processing regime, the court told both the Australian and PNG […]

Papua New Guinea court finds Manus Island detention illegal

Tuesday, April 26 2016

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal, as it breaches their right to personal liberty. The Supreme Court has ordered the PNG and Australian governments to take all steps possible to stop the illegal detention of 850 men still in the Manus Island detention centre. […]

Funding boost for asylum seekers

Sunday, April 17 2016

More than 10,000 asylum seekers will have a better chance of avoiding deportation back to potentially life-threatening persecution in their homelands, with key legal centres set to help more cases. Asylum seekers living in the community while awaiting processing – known as the “legacy caseload” – have just one opportunity to make their claim for […]

More than 1000 people in Canberra call on government to “let them stay”

Sunday, March 20 2016

More than a thousand people travelled to Civic’s Garema Place on Sunday to protest Australia’s treatment of refugees and call on the government to “let them stay”. They joined thousands of people at rallies across Australia’s capital cities. > View The Canberra Times article > View the ABC article