Commission of Audit wrong on costs of asylum seekers

ASRC spokesperson, Pamela Curr said today: According to the C of A report it currently costs $239,000 a year to keep one asylum seeker detained in Australia and more than $400,000 to detain an asylum seeker in offshore detention. The C of A says it costs less than $100,000 a year to hold an asylum … Continue reading Commission of Audit wrong on costs of asylum seekers

A fitting codicil to a century of war

Military spending and mythology in Australia have taken on a life of their own. We need an Iraq War inquiry and a more realistic view of the last century of war, writes Jake Lynch A large chunk of humanity tumbled into World War I just over a hundred years ago. Now it's consigned to be … Continue reading A fitting codicil to a century of war