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Advocates warn against handing refugee settlement contract to Nauru government

| September 29, 2016 | Reply

Refugee advocates have warned the Australian government against handing any refugee settlement services contracts to the Nauru government or Nauru-run businesses. The concerns have risen since the Australian-run Connect Settlement Services indicated that it was pulling out of Nauru on December 7. Connect was contracted by the Australian government to provide services for refugees living […]

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Turnbull can’t hide Australia’s shame – Nauru fathers arrested following kids’ protest

| September 20, 2016 | Reply

Nauru’s detention regime has plunged further into crisis with the announcement that Connect will not re-tender to provide refugee services on the prison island. But the announcement is just one small symptom of a dysfunctional regime. The daily protests in the family camp have continued since 20 March and escalated on Sunday night, 18 September. […]

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Father’s day hijack of Nauru family

| September 4, 2016 | Reply

National Justice Project media release The National Justice Project has condemned Immigration Minister Peter Dutton for organising a squad of Police to forcibly remove refugee children and their family from Papua New Guinea (PNG) where they had been seeking medical treatment. George Newhouse, the Principal Solicitor at the NJP said today that family were from […]

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A Current Affair fails the test – selective, superficial and sanitised program did not show the true story of Nauru

| June 21, 2016 | Reply

A Current Affair has broadcast a very selective, superficial and sanitised view of Nauru, according to spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, Ian Rintoul. According to program host, Tracey Grimshaw, ACA has been preparing the program for five months but it is obvious they have not done their homework. They interviewed a Tamil refugee woman […]

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Nauruan police arrest asylum seeker on trumped up charges

| June 5, 2016 | Reply

Nauruan police have arrested a 39-year-old Iranian asylum seeker, Hamid Nadaf, on trumped up charges of “threatening behaviour.” Hamid was arrested on Friday afternoon, 3 June, around 4pm, near the family compound RPC3, and is now being held in the Nauru jail. Hamid, his wife and eight-year-old son have been in detention on Nauru since […]

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Refugee husband says Nauru fire was suicide attempt

| May 25, 2016 | Reply

The fire that gutted the unit in the Nauru refugee camp, Anuijo, on Monday, May 23, was part of a suicide attempt, according the husband of the woman who was rescued from the burning unit. (See photos and report here.) The Iranian woman was given oxygen at the Nauru hospital after being rescued from the […]

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House fire in Nauru family camp

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

A fire has broken out in one of the units inside the family camp, RPC 3, on Nauru. It is understood that the Iranian woman who was alone in the unit at the time was rescued by a security officer, before any firefighters arrived. The woman has been taken to the Nauru hospital. The woman’s […]

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Critical refugee mother and baby medivacced from Nauru

| May 13, 2016 | Reply

A 22 year-old Somali refugee mother, Naima, and her premature baby boy, have been airlifted, in separate planes, from Nauru in emergency circumstances last night. Both were considered to be in critical condition when they left Nauru. Naima underwent a casearian operation on Nauru, yesterday afternoon, and the baby was born one month premature. Naima […]

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Refugee advocates warn against any removals to Nauru

| May 10, 2016 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition has warned the government against sending refugees back to Nauru, in the present circumstances. At least two people detained in the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) have been told that they could be returned to Nauru “soon”. Astonishingly, one of the people told that will be sent to Nauru is a […]

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Dutton lies, refugees die

| May 3, 2016 | Reply

Despite the Immigration Minister’s attempts to deflect the blame, it is the government that is responsible for the appalling conditions they have created on Nauru. Dutton even created his own “children overboard” moment by suggesting there was a threat from refugees to ‘assets’ on Nauru. Dutton boasts about the money invested in a new hospital […]

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