The special COAG on national security saw the leaders united on the need to do more.
The states' handover of driver licence data for a beefed up national facial biometric matching capability would only bring existing arrangements into 'real time'.
Governments directly and indirectly control who is allowed to tell the refugees’ stories of how they are treated in offshore detention.
Successive Australian governments have dehumanised refugees and kept Australians in the dark about what really goes on in the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.
Offshore detention centres cannot provide quality health care.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Abyan will be returning to Australia.
An Amnesty International investigation has found Australian officials may have paid money to the crew of a boat intercepted in July – the second such alleged incident.
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt (second from left) speaking with ALP senator Lisa Singh (back turned) on Q&A.
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt and ALP senator Lisa Singh couldn't agree on Q&A about whether asylum seeking children "languished" in detention under the previous government. Who was right?
The best way to ensure that children are not subjected to abuse in detention is to not have them in detention in the first place.
There are reasons to query whether, in practice, proposed legislation to protect Border Force employees who report child abuse in detention centres is necessary.
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The Australian Border Force’s creation was no simple re-shuffling of departmental units.
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Richard Marles said that whistleblower protection laws still apply when it comes to the Border Force Act.
Despite doctors voicing fears they could be jailed for disclosing abuse of refugees, Richard Marles says whistleblower protection laws would still apply in relation to the Border Force Act. Is he right?