Manus Island

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Behrouz Boochani, the refugee reporter who exposed the cruelty of Australia’s island jail | Ten years of Guardian Australia
One inmate became the voice of the men locked up on Manus. Behrouz Boochani and Ben Doherty look back at the risks he took to get this story to the world

Caitlin Cassidy and Marni Cordell

21, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Manus Island and Nauru: previously unseen testimony and AI imagery reveal ‘unimaginable’ part of Australian history
The witness statements were collected during more than 300 hours of interviews with refugees as part of a now discontinued pro bono class action

Ben Doherty

08, Apr, 2023 @4:34 AM

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‘I need my freedom’: Mohammed Al-Bdairi should be at the birth of his child – but he remains in detention
The Iraqi refugee’s visa was cancelled in 2019 but the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturned the ruling in December

Ben Doherty

17, Mar, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Anthony Albanese to push ‘family-first’ security treaty in address to Papua New Guinea parliament
Australian PM to call for ‘a swift conclusion to negotiations’ to treaty and say both countries should ‘work as equals with our fellow Pacific states’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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John Howard’s government considered letting offshore detainees into Australia in 2002
Cabinet papers 2002: records show there were growing concerns about management of asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres

Tory Shepherd

31, Dec, 2022 @6:59 PM

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Behrouz Boochani in Australia: ‘Some of those politicians who barred me are gone. But I am here’
The Kurdish Iranian refugee was always confident he would prove Peter Dutton’s declaration that he ‘wouldn’t be permitted to come to Australia’ wrong

Mostafa Rachwani

08, Dec, 2022 @12:57 AM

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Government and security company reach multimillion-dollar settlements with Manus Island guards
Multiple former employees of G4S who suffered physical or mental harm after 2014 riots have been compensated days into a predicted weeks-long trial

Nino Bucci

10, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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We pretend there has been change under Labor but hundreds of refugees are still in detention | Behrouz Boochani
After taking happy snaps in Biloela the new government has made no effort to change Australia’s cruel immigration policy on refugees arriving by boat

Behrouz Boochani

27, Jul, 2022 @3:00 AM

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Painted with coffee and toothbrushes: Kurdish refugees enter the Archibald prize
Mostafa Azimitabar and Farhad Bandesh spent eight years in detention after fleeing war-torn homelands. Now they are vying for a $100,000 prize

Kelly Burke

31, Mar, 2022 @4:20 AM

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The Coalition argument against sending refugees to New Zealand was always absurd | Ben Doherty
Despite the take-up of the resettlement offer, nine years after it was first made, the architecture of Australia’s offshore detention policy remains

Ben Doherty

25, Mar, 2022 @1:24 AM

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‘A bright new future’: how Australians are helping Canada’s private sponsors give refugees a fresh start
Eight refugees held for years in Australian detention have arrived in Canada under community sponsorship scheme

Ben Doherty

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The pattern is clear: Australia’s next election will be a competition on cruelty | Behrouz Boochani
Since the Tampa affair, humanitarian issues have been used to manipulate the public. The refugees still exiled in Papua New Guinea will suffer the consequences

Behrouz Boochani

11, Oct, 2021 @1:37 AM

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