Australia’s forced removal of refugees breaks laws, families and the national culture

Today, the Guardian reports on an story that is tragic for those involved and shameful for Australia. But the situation is not an isolated one. This family's pain is replicated across many people seeking asylum in Australia who are treated similarly – with those in charge of immigration giving no thought for the impact of …

The story of one ‘warrior’ reveals so much that’s wrong with offshore detention

Alex saw himself as a 'warrior' for sexual equality. Amidst the culture of Iran, the banishment from his family, the persecution and ostracising within detention on Manus Island, he opposed 'the conservative, cruel and heterosexist structures of society' and still liked life itself and wanted to live it. “I am gay, and this is my …