Behrouz Boochani released the following Twitter statement on July 19, to mark nine years since Kevin Rudd's Labor government decided that no refugee who arrived in Australia by boat would ever be resettled here.
Without permanent protection the family is in danger of being forcibly returned to Sri Lanka where they will face persecution, torture and possibly death. Alex Salmon reports.
Asylum seekers like the Murugappan family must be given permanent residency, argues Pip Hinman.
Labor needs to break the bipartisan consensus and end its support for mandatory detention and boat turn-backs, argues Alex Bainbridge.
The Aviation Tourism package comes with no obligations to protect jobs. Jim McIlroy argues it is another handout to big business.