Tag Archive | Australia

Secure fencing surrounds the Detention Center on Christmas Island, Australia. In 2015 some 150 male asylum seekers to Australia were being held here.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: On the History and Legality of Detention Centres

It’s official: Australia’s “Stop the Boats” campaign is a success. Or so the government claims. Back in 2013, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott ascended to his post in part because of his pledge to “stop the boats,” or, in less catchy rhetoric, to prevent asylum seekers – mostly arriving by sea from the Middle East […]

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Posted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Conflict, Europe, Iran, Political Security, Refugees, Syria, UN, World

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Abbott’s Princely Blunder Puts Monarchy in a Fix

It seems Tony Abbott cannot help but put himself in awkward positions. It has in a way been the story of his political career. From political blunders to public gaffes he is impressively error prone. But in the case of Prince Philip’s knighthood, does he deserve it? Or has the Australian mainstream media with its strong republican and often populist […]

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Posted in Australia, World


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