Tag: nauru

Nauru dengue fever outbreak raises health concerns for asylum seekers

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

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 [...]

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Urgent legal action to prevent pregnant woman being returned to Nauru

| February 14, 2014 | Reply

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.

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Refugee supporters protest at court hearing – Don’t send Latifar and Ferouz to Nauru

| November 28, 2013 | Reply

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

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Don’t send Latifar and Ferouz back to Nauru: Refugee supporters protest at court hearing today

| November 26, 2013 | Reply

Refugee supporters will hold a protest outside the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court, 119 North Quay, Tuesday 26 November from 9.00am.

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Court action first step to keep Farus and Rohingya family from being removed to Nauru

| November 22, 2013 | Reply

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 [...]

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Protest for Latifar and baby Farus: Don’t send them to Nauru; don’t send anyone

| November 21, 2013 | Reply

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.

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Baby returned to family in Brisbane detention: now they are threatened with Nauru

| November 15, 2013 | Reply

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.

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Nauru asylum seeker gives birth in Brisbane. Scott Morrison’s deception exposed

| November 8, 2013 | Reply

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”. [...]

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More Nauruan asylum seekers brought to Curtin detention centre

| October 29, 2013 | Reply

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.

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Nauru refugee assessments a shambles – asylum seekers brought to Australia

| October 21, 2013 | Reply

Sixty asylum seekers, 23 Tamils and 37 Afghans and Pakistanis, were brought from Nauru to Curtin detention centre on Saturday 19 October.

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