Tag: nauru

Tamil refugee hit and run victim medivacced to Australia

| February 14, 2021 | Reply

The seriously injured 36-year-old Tamil refugee who was the victim of the deliberate hit and run attack on Nauru last Tuesday night (9 February), was transferred by air ambulance to Australia late on Friday, 12 February. The refugee was transported from Nauru to Sydney, arriving in the early hours of Saturday morning (13 February) – […]

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Tamil refugee seriously injured after vicious hit and run on Nauru

| February 11, 2021 | Reply

A 36-year-old Tamil refugee is expected to be transferred by air ambulance from Nauru to Australia later today (Thursday 11 February) after being deliberately run down at around 11.00pm, Tuesday night (9 February), by a carload of local Nauruans. The refugee was riding his motorcycle when the car struck him from behind, knocking him off […]

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Ten refugees leave Nauru for resettlement after seven years

| September 17, 2020 | Reply

Ten refugees held on Nauru by the Australian government for over seven years left Nauru this morning (Thursday 17 March) to be resettled – nine in the US and one in Norway. Three of the refugees are bound for resettlement in Texas, where over 12,000 people have died of COVID-19, a figure that highlights the […]

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Ten refugees being flown from Nauru to Australia

| September 4, 2020 | Reply

A group of ten refugees and people seeking asylum are being transferred from Nauru to Australia, this morning, Friday 4 September. The RAAF plane is expected to land in Darwin around 11.00 am Central Australia time, where the group will be hotel-quarantined. It is understood that some of the people on the flight are among […]

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PNG and Nauru refugees fly into COVID risk of US resettlement

| July 30, 2020 | Reply

After seven years held in offshore detention, thirteen refugees – nine from PNG, four from Nauru – have left their respective prison islands this morning (Thursday 31 July) to be resettled, 12 in the US, and one from PNG to Finland. The thirteen refugees are from a range of countries including Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, […]

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Medevac repeal shame—transfer them all now

| December 4, 2019 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition condemns the government’s repeal of the Medevac legislation. The repeal of the Medevac legislation means that the refugees in PNG and Nauru will once again be left without medical treatment. For over six years, the Coalition government has deliberately deprived refugees of medical treatment as part of its Operation Sovereign Borders […]

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National refugee rallies say ‘Hands off Medevac’

| November 8, 2019 | Reply

While the government ramps up the rhetoric and its misinformation campaign against the Medevac legislation, thousands of people will rally across Australia on Saturday 9 November to “defend the Medevac law”. In Sydney, the rally will start at Town Hall, 2pm. Speakers will include: Faith Black (acknowledgement of country), Carolina Gottardo, Co-Convenor of the Catholic […]

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Nauru refugee in Brisbane burns intensive care unit

| August 25, 2019 | Reply

Jamal, the 36-year-old Pakistani refugee who set himself on fire on Nauru on Friday morning (23 August) is now in intensive care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Jamal was flown from Nauru to Brisbane by air ambulance yesterday, Saturday 24 August, around 11.30am. His condition is still unknown. There has been no statement from the […]

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Nauru refugee sets himself on fire

| August 23, 2019 | Reply

A 36-year-old Pakistani refugee on Nauru has been badly burned after he set fire to himself in a suicide attempt, this morning, Friday 23 August. The refugee set himself alight in front of a mental health doctor who was attending his room in the Ewa camp. He has been taken to the notorious RON hospital. […]

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Morrison out, end the racism—What would a Labor government deliver?

| April 13, 2019 | Reply

Morrison out, refugees in For the last six years the Liberals have imposed brutal policies against refugees. On the eve of the election they were still stirring up racism and fear. Morrison and Dutton claimed refugees brought here for medical treatment from Manus and Nauru could be rapists and murderers, as they wasted $185 million […]

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