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15 October 2018 11:14 PM Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together 13

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Order! Outrage over Simmons' All-Star omission reaches parliament

The outrage over Ben Simmons’ omission from the NBA All-Star game has even reached the Australian parliament. In a speech with a strong background message about Australia’s proud record on multiculturalism, Victorian MP Tim Watts leapt to his feet and reeled off the stats about Simmons’ rookie NBA season. "I rise today to express my outrage at the exclusion 47

25 January 2018 1:21 AM Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson send 'thrilled' Australia Day note

Los Angeles: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on behalf of President Donald Trump, has offered an Australia Day congratulatory message. Mr Tillerson talked up the "unbreakable alliance" and "powerful bonds of friendship" the US and Australia share. "On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I am thrilled to congratulate the people 35

23 January 2018 1:49 AM Second group of refugees leave Manus bound for the United States

A second group of Manus Island refugees – a planeload of 40 men mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan – have left Papua New Guinea bound for the United States under the resettlement deal with Washington. The men left aboard a Philippine Airlines flight on Tuesday morning and will land in Manila ahead of a flight to the United States. They bring to 94 the total 51

28 November 2017 11:37 PM Australia's counter-terror measures 'fuelling racism': UN committee

London: Hate speech and counter-terrorism measures may be fuelling a general rise in racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Australia, a UN committee says. Verene Shepherd, the committee's rapporteur for Australia, welcomed our progress in adopting an anti-racism strategy, appointing a race discrimination commissioner and bringing in new health and justice 153

2 November 2017 7:54 AM Manus Island asylum seeker returns to detention centre after walking 20km from alternate accommodation

As as the UN refugee agency again calls on the Federal Government to stop what it calls an unfolding humanitarian emergency on Manus Island, it appears an asylum seeker has walked 20 kilometres to get back into the detention centre after leaving the site yesterday. The ABC came across a bizarre scene on the island's main highway several kilometres outside 110

2 November 2017 7:54 AM 'They're not animals': PNG's Somare wants Manus refugees sent to Australia

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister and elder statesman Sir Michael Somare has called for the men remaining on Manus Island to be sent to Australia, as hundreds continue to hold out in the former detention centre for a second day. Sir Michael called Australia’s treatment of refugees “ruthless” and “hypocritical”, saying the agreement was that they be resettled 242

2 November 2017 2:32 AM The people who just won’t leave

RUSSELL Crowe is not a happy man. He’s blown up over what he’s calling Australia’s “shame” and a national “disgrace”. The actor tweeted: “Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It’s f***ing disgraceful.” When a Twitter user challenged him, he replied, “Maybe you could put them up somewhere if you’re so ashamed 490

1 November 2017 8:35 AM Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum seekers and PNG authorities continues. Yesterday hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave the detention centre, even after power and water were cut and food supplies dwindled, in a deadlock that human rights 107

1 November 2017 3:40 AM Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move to the "transit" accommodation in nearby Lorengau for fear of what awaits them there. All Australian security personnel and essential services have been withdrawn, leaving the men to fend for themselves 110