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Australia Revokes Medical Evacuations for Offshore Detainees
The government called the policy, enacted just 10 months ago, a “back door” to let refugees into the country. Human rights advocates denounced the repeal as shameful.
Refugee and Author Detained by Australia Is Given Visa to Travel
Behrouz Boochani, who was held for years as part of Australia’s offshore immigration detention program, arrived in New Zealand for a literary festival.
Greta Thunberg and the Lessons of the Sea
A trans-Atlantic crossing by boat can teach us about confronting the global warming crisis.
Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests
Demonstrations erupted in distant Indonesian Papua after a video circulated showing Papuan students on Java being insulted as the police surrounded their dormitory.
Papua New Guinea Massacre Kills Pregnant Women and Children, Police Say
At least 20 people were killed in an ambush and retaliatory massacre among rival communities.
A Timeline of Despair in Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers
The New York Times worked with human rights groups and asylum seekers on Manus Island to examine a rash of suicide attempts and acts of self-harm since Australia’s May 18 election.
Peter O’Neill Resigns as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Mr. O’Neill’s departure after almost eight years in power comes at a sensitive moment, with China and the West fighting for influence across the region.
Their Islands Are Being Eroded. So Are Their Human Rights, They Say.
Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that the government, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture.
Australia to Allow Medical Evacuation for Nauru and Manus Island Detainees
Asylum seekers being held on the islands will now be eligible for medical care in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had strongly opposed the legislation.
Australia’s Most Important Writer Isn’t Allowed Into the Country
Behrouz Boochani won the country’s most valuable literary prize for a book he wrote via WhatsApp. Will it do anything to change refugee policy?
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