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A former immigration department official speaks out, plus Sean Kelly on Scott Morrison

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Politics and life-threatening decisions

By Nick Feik
A former immigration department official speaks out, plus Sean Kelly on Scott Morrison

As the situation for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island reaches appalling new lows, one brave person has decided to speak out. This former immigration official sees a way to break the political deadlock. We also reveal the plight of the thousands still trapped in Jakarta.

Writer and columnist Sean Kelly, a former adviser to both Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, addresses the questions “Who exactly is Scott Morrison?” and “What does he stand for?”

Victorian coroner Caitlin English talks about coping with a stressful, sometimes grisly job, and the expectations of loved ones seeking answers.

And we hear from young women about how they navigate the streets at night.

 

 

I left the immigration department to speak out
 

Former immigration official Shaun Hanns quit his job in order to speak out about the government’s asylum-seeker policy. He speaks to Nick Feik.

 

Trapped in Jakarta
 

With passage to Australia blocked, cuts to refugee services in Indonesia have left 14,000 asylum seekers stranded in Jakarta.

 

How the bloody hell did Scott Morrison get here?
 

Writer and columnist Sean Kelly, a former adviser to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, has been researching and thinking about the frankly elusive leader of the country, Scott Morrison.

 

Walk With Us
 

For many women, walking alone is internalised, laden with strategies. A short documentary produced by Jemma Hollway. 

 

Inside the Coroners Court of Victoria
 

Imagine spending years examining the cases of people who have died in unexpected, unnatural or violent ways. That’s been the task of Victorian coroner Caitlin English. 

 

 

Presented by Nick Feik, editor of The Monthly
Produced by Sharon Davis

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