Category: Past actions

Manus hospital can’t cope with refugee self-harm cases

| May 29, 2019 | Reply

The local Lorengau hospital is turning away refugee cases of self-harm and attempted suicide as the numbers being brought to the hospital continue to rise. Local nurses are saying that the hospital cannot cope and that PIH (Pacific International Hospital), the medical service providers that run a GP clinic in one of the refugee compounds) […]

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Morrison defeat a step forward for refugees, now bring them all here

| February 12, 2019 | Reply

The news that the Medivac amendments have been carried by the federal parliament is being celebrated on Manus and Nauru, tonight. There are twenty-five men in PIH hospital in Port Moresby that must be immediately transferred to Australia. Most of them have been waiting many months for treatment they cannot get in Port Moresby. Similarly, […]

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Curfew crackdown on Manus as US rejects more refugees

| October 2, 2018 | Reply

A notice abruptly posted that the back gate of West Haus detention compound (see photo) will be closed from 5.00pm to 6.00am Manus Island, has further restricted refugees’ movement on the island. A 6.00pm – 6.000am curfew already applies to all three refugee compounds on the island prison – East Lorengau Transit Accommodation, West Haus […]

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Refugees are welcome here: Rally on Palm Sunday

| February 6, 2018 | Reply

2pm Sunday 25 March, Belmore Park

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As closure deadline looms, Manus refugees secure the fences

| October 30, 2017 | Reply

As the deadline for the closure looms, Manus refugees are this evening (Monday 30 October) securing the recently damaged perimeter fence against possible attacks (see photo). Meals are no longer available in the centre. Refugees have only been given meagre food packs for their three meals today. Some refugees have been left hungry. The last […]

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The Big March for Refugees

| September 12, 2017 | Reply

2pm Sunday 15 October, Hyde Park South (Corner Elizabeth and Park Sts)

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Biggest Manus rally yet says hands off Foxtrot

| August 6, 2017 | Reply

Sunday 6 August has seen the biggest protest so far inside the Manus Island detention centre to stop the closure of Foxtrot compound. Hundreds gathered at the Foxtrot compound calling for the power to be officially restored; “informal” wiring by refugee electricians has re-establish power to the compound, since power was officially cut off on […]

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Manus protest defies Foxtrot shut-down threat

| August 1, 2017 | Reply

A mass protest at the Foxtrot compound on Manus Island has defied Border Force orders to move and demanded that power and water be officially restored to the compound. (See photos) The protest gathered at 2pm at Foxtrot compound and chanted, “We do not want to settle in PNG; do not force us.” PNG immigration […]

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Four years too many: July 19 vigil

| June 26, 2017 | Reply

6pm Wednesday 19 July, Hyde Park north

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| February 7, 2017 | Reply

2pm Sunday 9 April 2017, Hyde Park north Justice, peace, no racism We can do better, #BringThemHere

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