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Detained refugees inside a compound at Darwin Airport where they have been held for a year while they wait for medical treatment. Aaron Bunch/AAP

Scores of medevac refugees have been released from detention. Their freedom, though, remains tenuous

Those who have been released have little financial or social support, confining them to lives of precarity, dependency and impoverishment in our community.
The creation of the Home Affairs department means that complex and sometimes competing security and law enforcement priorities now have a strategic policy home. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Yes, Peter Dutton has a lot of power, but a strong Home Affairs is actually a good thing for Australia

Similar concerns were raised 40 years ago when the Department of Defence was formed, but the decision to merge several agencies is now held up for its strategic vision.
Australia could be breaching its international legal obligations if it is not fairly assessing asylum seekers who apply for protection at customs. BRENDAN ESPOSITO/AAP

We don’t know how many asylum seekers are turned away at Australian airports

Australia’s immigration department doesn’t keep a record of the number of people applying for asylum at airports. This means there is no oversight over the treatment of those seeking protection.

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