An outbreak of dengue fever has hit Nauru, raising concerns for the short-term and long-term heath and welfare of asylum seekers being held on the island. At least three people (staff and detainees) have been confirmed suffering dengue fever. Another 12 cases are presently confirmed in the Nauruan population by a spokesperson for the Nauru [...]
Last minute legal action is underway in an effort to prevent the government from removing a pregnant Iranian woman to Nauru. She has been told she will be returned there as soon as Sunday.
A protest organised to support Latifar and her new baby Ferouz under threat of being returned to detention in Nauru will be held outside the Brisbane Federal Court, 119 North Quay, Friday 29 November, from 2.30pm
Refugee supporters will hold a protest outside the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court, 119 North Quay, Tuesday 26 November from 9.00am.
Brisbane lawyers, from leading legal firm, Maurice Blackburn, have won a commitment from the Immigration Department that baby Farus and his family will not removed to Nauru until further orders from the Federal Circuit Court. See press release details below. Lawyers acting for baby Farus, yesterday (Thursday 21 November) requested that Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison [...]
The Refugee Action Coalition has called a protest tomorrow (Friday 22nd) outside Scott Morrison’s media briefing, at Commonwealth Government offices, 12.30pm, 1 Bligh Street, City, calling for the Immigration Minister to guarantee that the Rohingyan family with baby Farus, born on 6 November, will not be returned to Nauru.
Eight-day old Farus, born to a Rohingya asylum seeker in Brisbane, was taken from the hospital to the Brisbane detention centre late yesterday afternoon (Thursday 14 November) to be united with his parents and two siblings.
The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has been caught in his own web of deceptive half-truths and policy of media blackout. At a media briefing on 18 October, Scott Morrison famously denied that there was a pregnant woman on Nauru. Previously Morrison’s office claimed that the fact that there was pregnant woman on Nauru was “unsubstantiated”. [...]
A plane-load of 69 asylum seekers (19 Sri Lankan and 49 other nationalities) arrived around 9pm, last night (Monday 28 October) in Curtin detention centre.
Sixty asylum seekers, 23 Tamils and 37 Afghans and Pakistanis, were brought from Nauru to Curtin detention centre on Saturday 19 October.