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Birdshit and Batshit – a history of refugees

Detaining refugees on Nauru makes no sense when you first look at it, writes Brendan Byron, but when you search deeper, you find that yeah no to be honest it still makes no sense at all. Nauru is a famous place these days, through ten years of offshore detention that, …

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German anti-immigration leader poses as Hitler

Which is apparently not a popular move? Who could have guessed. Oliver Moore, International Correspondent In a lesson for all far-right political leaders seeking to gain mainstream credibility, Lutz Bachmann, the founder of the growing German anti-immigration movement ‘Pegida’, has demonstrated that it is almost always a bad idea to …

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SRC Budget caught in controversy

Brendan Byron The year in student politics is off to a start, with the usually uncontroversial SRC budget under attack for being anti-queer by former Queer Officer Dylan Lloyd and some members of the Queer Collective. In their Change.org petition, Lloyd claims the budget tabled to the SRC on Monday …

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Good Muslims and Bad Muslims

With Islamic terrorism in the news, thanks to the Charlie Hebdo incident among others, Aadil Ansareen, President of the UNSW Islamic Awareness Forum, is sick of the narrative being oversimplified. Here’s the story we keep hearing: there are two types of Muslims. There’s the good, moderate Muslim. He’s peaceful and …

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