Australian immigration and asylum

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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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Chinese ambassador hails ‘very successful’ meeting – as it happened
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Josh Taylor, Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

07, Dec, 2022 @7:37 AM

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Morning Mail: citizenship cancellations ruled illegal, breast milk trade warning, ‘Rosetta Stone’ of dinosaur finds
In today’s newsletter: controversial withdrawal of Australian rights from overseas prisoners is reversed; Morocco stun Spain in World Cup

Martin Farrer

06, Dec, 2022 @8:06 PM

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Australian government overturns decision to cancel citizenship of man on death row in Iraq
Home affairs tells Ahmad Merhi’s lawyer the law used to strip him of Australian citizenship was invalid with almost 20 other cancellations also voided

Nino Bucci

06, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Afghan nationals in Australia fear for loved ones in grim wait for split-family visas
Wives, children and vulnerable parents have been left at mercy of Taliban as promises of swift family reunions fade

Shadi Khan Saif and Ben Doherty

05, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Map reveals Australian hotels used for immigration detention, but secrecy means it’s incomplete
Exclusive: With almost no publicly available information about ‘Apods’, researchers say the lack of transparency is concerning for human rights

Ben Doherty

01, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia must end solitary confinement of children, UN committee against torture says
‘Serious concern’ raised about ‘very low’ age of criminal responsibility in report issued after suspended tour

Natasha May

29, Nov, 2022 @1:45 AM

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First refugees from Nauru to be resettled in New Zealand arrive nine years after deal offered
Six men who had been held in Australia’s offshore processing facilities for more than eight years arrive in Auckland

Ben Doherty and Tess McClure

22, Nov, 2022 @4:50 AM

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Electronic monitoring in community could reduce immigration detention, document states
Briefing note reveals surveillance among ‘key initiatives being further explored’ by home affairs department

Paul Karp

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Never given a chance’: freed asylum seekers lament lost decade in immigration detention
Advocates hope release of Bangladeshi men is a sign Albanese government is winding back arbitrary detention

Paul Karp

20, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Sayed fled Afghanistan, found safety in Australia and built a life. Then it was snatched away
Refugee was turned away from citizenship ceremony and became trapped in bureaucratic nightmare thanks to authorities’ mistrust of Afghan identity documents

Ben Doherty

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Minister rebuked for saying letters telling asylum seekers to leave Australia were sent ‘accidentally’
Greens senator labels letters ‘disgraceful’ as Liberal MP accuses Clare O’Neil of ‘throwing her department under the bus’

Paul Karp

17, Nov, 2022 @7:11 AM

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