This Refugee Had Started A Successful Small Business Selling Persian Food. Then The Coronavirus Hit.
Labor has called on the government to ensure temporary visa holders in Australia — including refugees and asylum seekers — can access financial support in the pandemic.
Centrelink queues stretching around the block shocked Australians this week. But most asylum seekers on temporary visas aren’t eligible for financial assistance.
Beards can interfere with protective masks — so lots of paramedics have pulled out the razor.
"We did not make this decision lightly," an immigration officer told detainees.
At one detention centre in Brisbane, men sleep four to a room that measures 3.26 metres by 3.16 metres.
Rakib Khan was just 24 when he died on the small island state of Nauru. His family still doesn't know why.
Norman Swan has been saying for years that a pandemic would hit. When it did, he was ready.
"South Australian Emergency Services are being inundated with TRIPLE ZERO calls from the public, wanting information and advice about COVID-19."
The video shows an officer telling detainees to put their concerns in writing. "This coronavirus is not waiting for paperwork," one man replies.
Breaking: Detainees in Brisbane were told on Wednesday night that the guard had last been at work on March 7.
Don't go overseas, stop hoarding, practise social distancing: daily life in Australia is changing. Here's what you should know.
As the coronavirus spreads, so does anxiety in immigration detention — where very sick refugees have been detained for months on end with little explanation.
"Housemates have been brought across the current situation."
This is public service journalism at its finest.
"I missed family since 2013. I know how it is hard [for] living people [who] separate from their families."
Australia's Minister for Home Affairs was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday.
"Really Brought Their A Game": The Emails Behind That Bizarre Horoscopes Poster Designed To Scare Refugees
Taurus: You will be ashamed of your actions. Leo: You will be filled with regret. Scorpio: You will waste your money.
Men In Detention Are Washing Their Hands With 2-In-1 Shampoo And Conditioner As The Coronavirus Spreads
From Thursday, people held in immigration detention won't be able to hug their visitors.
This Man In Detention Complained About Racism And Privacy Violations. Staff Called Him A "Known Princess".
The detainee was also criticised for tweeting out “unbalanced views” about immigration detention.
“After a long wait somebody said, ‘Look, if your brother has died in Nauru, actually the Australian government has nothing to do with that’.”