Christmas Island

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Immigration detainee not given new food because maggots ‘just on the vegetables’, report finds
Advocates say ombudsman’s findings lay bare ‘inhumane’ treatment in Australia’s detention centres

Adeshola Ore

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Russia-backed spaceport proposed for Christmas Island abandoned in 2002 over sovereignty fears
Cabinet papers reveal Russia wanted to limit Australia’s access to its rocket technology and classified information, leading to ‘impasse’

Tory Shepherd

31, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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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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Extinction obituary: the sudden, sad disappearance of the Christmas Island forest skink
Gump was the last lizard of her kind when she died in 2014, and her demise should be ‘a scar on our conscience’

Hannah Seo

18, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Immigration detainees transferred from Melbourne to Christmas Island amid heated protests
Australian Border Force confirms 12 detainees, including one refugee, had visas revoked under Migration Act on character grounds

Calla Wahlquist

04, May, 2022 @7:15 AM

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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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The Tampa affair, 20 years on: the ship that capsized Australia’s refugee policy
When a Norwegian freighter rescued 433 asylum seekers from a sinking vessel en route to Christmas Island, it sparked a crisis that led to hardline border policies and indelibly shifted the response to boat arrivals

Ben Doherty

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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High court rejects bid to appeal Biloela child Tharnicaa Murugappan protection visa case
Court’s decision compels immigration minister to review the four-year-old’s eligibility for assessment as an asylum seeker

Josh Taylor

12, Aug, 2021 @2:13 AM

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For eight years, Australia has been taking refugees as hostages. It’s time to ask: who has benefited? | Behrouz Boochani
The government needs our bodies for political power, while the detention industry needs us to fuel its money-making torture machine. But what has Australia truly gained?

Behrouz Boochani

21, Jul, 2021 @2:14 AM

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Three members of Biloela family granted temporary bridging visas
Immigration minister Alex Hawke grants visas, meaning family will be released from community detention in Perth

Daniel Hurst , Josh Taylor and Paul Karp

23, Jun, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Home affairs minister suggests reports about Biloela daughter’s illness ‘inaccurate’
Karen Andrews refuses to say what is not correct after Tharnicaa was evacuated from Christmas Island to Perth to treat a blood infection caused by pneumonia

Josh Taylor

16, Jun, 2021 @5:33 AM

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Coalition says community detention not a pathway to resettlement for Biloela family
Campaigners say minister’s decision must be ‘first step’ in returning Murugappans to Queensland

Katharine Murphy and Sarah Martin

15, Jun, 2021 @7:46 AM

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