‘You hate us that much?’ Mother of refugee who killed himself on Nauru berates Australia

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Fazileh Mansour Beigi has pleaded with the Australian Border Force to give her son Fariborzs body back so she can bury him The mother of Fariborz Karami, the Iranian asylum seeker Mansour Beigi repeatedly pleaded for help for her two sons, arguing they were severely depressed and in danger. Just two days before Karamis death, […]

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‘I felt like dirt’: disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years

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Margaret OBriens treatment by Home Office suggests scandal goes beyond Windrush generation Margaret OBrien, 69, moved from Canada to Wolverhampton in 1971, got married, had three children and worked for the local council for more than 25 years as a dinner lady, meals on wheels driver, lollipop lady and cleaner. A spinal injury a few […]

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Peter Dutton’s office tells Canadian-Australian: ‘go back to US and deal with Trump’

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Doug Stetner, who has represented Australia in underwater rugby, called Duttons office to voice support for asylum seekers A Canadian-born Australian citizen who called Peter Duttons Brisbane office to voice opposition to treatment of asylum seekers says an electorate officer told him to go back to the United States then and deal with Trump. Doug […]

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25 years of mandatory detention from ‘interim measure’ to immovable policy | Eve Lester

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The human effects of this 25 year-old stopgap policy have been massive. So many have suffered terrible indignities, but it was never meant to be like this Twenty-five years ago, 5 May 1992, seemed to be just another day at the office. I was working at a community legal centre in Melbourne. Our office was […]

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