Tag: manus

Mental health crisis on Manus Island, Labor must back Phelps’ bill

| December 4, 2018 | Reply

There are now almost daily suicide attempts among refugees on Manus Island, and no medical facilities to cope with the crisis. The small Pacific International Hospital (PIH) at the East Lorengau compound has only one room to treat emergency patients, so there is no place to care for in-patients, so they are returned unsupervised to […]

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Manus rejections more proof of failure of US resettlement deal

| November 7, 2018 | Reply

Yesterday, Tuesday 6 November, 32 people on Manus Island received answers to their applications for resettlement in the US. Only nine of the 32 were accepted – four Rohingyans, three Afghans, one Tamil, two Pakistanis. The only Iranian in this most recent list was rejected by the US. There were no Somalis, or Sudanese on […]

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PNG Supreme Court dismisses Manus case on technicality

| October 23, 2018 | Reply

The PNG Supreme Court has dismissed the case of Behrouz Boochani and 730 other Manus detainees for the constitutional enforcement of their rights. The Supreme Court ruled that the case was essentially a compensation case for the breach of their human rights prior to the Supreme Court orders in 2016 that the Lombrum detention centre […]

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Refugee advocates say no to the ‘lifetime ban’ bill, No conditions on New Zealand resettlement

| October 23, 2018 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition is calling on all Labor, Green and Independent politicians to completely reject the Liberals’ lifetime ban bill that would ban any refugees sent to Manus and Nauru from ever entering Australia. This is no justification for accepting any Liberal conditions on New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 refugees. Legal action will […]

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Seventeen Manus refugees fly to US for resettlement

| October 16, 2018 | Reply

Seventeen refugees, held on Manus Island for almost five years, flew from Port Moresby today, Tuesday 16 October, to be resettled in the US. The seventeen are single men, six Afghans, five Pakistanis, five Rohingyans, and one Bangladeshi. The total number of refugees from Manus accepted by the US in the last two years is […]

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Manus petition handed to Chief Justice of PNG Supreme Court

| October 3, 2018 | Reply

A petition signed by 368 Manus asylum seekers and refugees has been handed to the office of the Chief Justice of the PNG Supreme Court, and to Justice Alan David, who was one of the presiding judges of the Manus Island case. The case was heard in April, this year, but six months later, the […]

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Refugees petition PNG Supreme Court over delayed judgement

| October 2, 2018 | Reply

Refugees from Manus Island will present a petition with 368 signatures calling on the PNG Supreme Court to hand down the judgement that will significantly determine their future. A delegation of refugees will present the petition to the PNG Supreme Court, Waigani, Port Moresby at 9.00am, Wednesday, 3 October. (The text of the petition is […]

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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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Seventeen Manus refugees leave PNG to be resettled in the US

| September 25, 2018 | Reply

Seventeen refugees, held on Manus Island for almost five years, flew from Port Moresby today, Tuesday 25 September, to be resettled in the US. The seventeen are single men, 11 Pakistanis, and six Rohingyans. The total number of refugees from Manus accepted by the US so far is just 147. But over 600 remain in […]

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Eight Manus refugees to the US; hundreds left in limbo; medical crisis continues

| September 18, 2018 | Reply

Eight refugees, single men previously held on Manus Island, flew from Port Moresby today, Tuesday 18 September, to be resettled in the US. The eight are single men, one Iranian, two Tamils, two Pakistanis, two Rohingyans and one Afghan. The total number of refugees from Manus accepted by the US so far is just 130. […]

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