Australia

Total 19 Posts

Could a test really detect if someone is a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’?

5 min read
A new test developed in Australia will reportedly be able to tell us whether someone has a high ‘viral load’. But that doesn't automatically make them a ‘superspreader’.

Shipping asylum seekers offshore may boost Priti Patel’s hardline image, but Australian example shows it’s not a policy that works.

5 min read
What’s really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?

Offshoring of asylum seekers – A Home Office distraction.

6 min read
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.

Climate refugees is not a new term but get used to hearing it more often.

5 min read
Refugees is the right word but it has entered public consciousness way too late – there may be 200 million climate refugees by 2050.

Journalists have become diplomatic pawns in China’s relations with the West, setting a worrying precedent.

4 min read
Covering China has become an increasingly challenging task, but now foreign journalists like Australians Bill Birtles and Mike Smith are being expelled from the country at an alarming rate.

Perfidious Albion rides again.

6 min read
Prepared to trash the international agreement that it has reached with the EU, the Government would be in a flagrant breach of international law and would turn the UK into a rogue state. The Tories can have Brexit, or they can have the UK. They cannot have both.

Why I believe in ‘safe routes’ for asylum seekers.

3 min read
“Safe routes” would allow asylum seekers to safely access a country and have their claim fully and fairly assessed.
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