Tag: nauru

US deal inadequate and uncertain

| June 28, 2017 | Reply

The Coalition government’s proposed resettlement deal with the US is an admission that Manus and Nauru are a dead end. But this band-aid deal is inadequate and uncertain. Since December, US officials have been conducting interviews with people on Manus Island and Nauru. But the election of racist Donald Trump as President has put a […]

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Australian government figures reveal US resettlement deal over 400 places short

| February 7, 2017 | Reply

According to the latest update from Operation Sovereign Borders, the combined number of refugees on Nauru and Manus Island is 1687. http://newsroom.border.gov.au/channels/Operation-Sovereign-Borders/releases/operation-sovereign-borders-monthly-update-january-3 The White House spokesperson was reported as saying the agreement between Australia and the US is for 1250 refugees. The number of recognised refugees on Nauru grows each day as more determinations are […]

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Car torched as Nauruan local terrorise refugee settlement

| December 17, 2016 | Reply

Nauruan locals have terrorised a refugee settlement on Nauru. Around 3.30am, Friday morning (16 December), refugees were awoken by locals shouting “F*** refugees; F*** Off; Go to America.” Doors were bashed and rocks pelted at the converted shipping containers that serve as refugee accommodation at Nibok. Air-conditioning units attached to the walls of the refugee […]

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Uncertainty surrounds US refugee deal: Australia needs to bring them here

| November 13, 2016 | Reply

LIFETIME BAN EXPOSED AS A STUNT The announcement by US Secretary of State, John Kerry and now by Malcolm Turnbull, that the US will consider refugees from Nauru referred to it by the UNHCR has done little to settle the issue of offshore detention. “It is an admission that Nauru and Manus Island are offshore […]

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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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