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My, what large refugee prisons you have

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Some readers have asked me why I’ve taken particular interest in Australia’s refugee prison scandal. For the past few months, I’ve written extensively about the prisons and the company, Serco, that runs the private detention system. Apart from having a personal connection to the story (I was able to visit the Villawood Detention Centre last [...]

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Citizen Radio: Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard talks Halliburton and BP, Dan Burke on refugee prisons

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It’s been a hell of a week at Citizen Radio (which you can hear by subscribing for free at wearecitizenradio.com) We talked full-body scanners and racial profiling, celebrated our 200TH EPISODE and interviewed Mother Jones‘ Kate Sheppard about environmental politics, Halliburton, and BP, and Daniel Burke about Australia’s refugee prisons. It’s time to call sabotage, [...]

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Refugees Languish in Private Detention Limbo

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If this actually comes to pass, it’ll be very good news: In a major policy shift, the Federal Government is preparing to announce plans to release hundreds of asylum seekers from detention and allow them to live in the community while their applications for asylum are being assessed. The West Australian newspaper is today reporting [...]

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