Posts Tagged ‘Nauru asylum seekers’

More Nauru children moved to Australia – New Zealand solution rejected

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Australia’s Morrison government has dismissed a fresh bid by a Senate crossbencher to resettle refugees in New Zealand, but continues to transfer children from Nauru to Australia, with two more families leaving on Friday. There are now only 35 refugee children on Nauru, with more expected to leave in the coming days. Fifty minors have Read more

Door could be opening for Nauru refugees to come to NZ

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Australian government has indicated it could accept New Zealand’s offer to take up to 150 refugees, but only if legislation passes Parliament ensuring people sent to offshore detention can never travel to Australia in the future. New Zealand first made the offer in 2013, but the coalition government has not accepted it arguing that Read more

Children attempting suicide in Nauru

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The August 22 edition of L’Osservatore Romano devoted prominent front-page coverage to the suffering of child migrants detained on Nauru. “Tragedies linked to immigration are not limited to the Mediterranean, North Africa or the border between Mexico and the United States. There are other routes that do not make it into the international news headlines, but that Read more

35 refugees from Nauru fly to USA – none from Muslim majority countries

Monday, July 9th, 2018

On Sunday, thirty-six refugees exiled to Nauru by Australia flew to the USA to be resettled. They are Afghan, Pakistani, Rohingyan and Sri Lankan. The group did not include refugees from Iran or Somalia or any of the Muslim majority countries banned from the US, which account for about half of all refugees on Papua New Read more

Why are Pacific nations silent about Nauru?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The director of the Pasifika Centre at Massey University, Malakai Koloamatangi, said new curbs on free speech were just the latest in a series of draconian legal steps Nauru had taken. Dr Koloamatangi said in the absence of criticism from Australia, whose offshore detainees are held on Nauru, New Zealand, the Forum and the UN Read more

Manus Island refugees protest over moves to evict them

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

A protest is continuing at the refugee prison camp on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. On Wednesday, speakers addressed a rally of about 900 detainees demonstrating against moves to evict them. Under PNG law the Australian-run facility must close by November after four years of operation. The protest was a response to cuts to water Read more

US to resettle Nauru and Manus refugees

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

“I can now confirm that the Government has reached a further third country resettlement arrangement for refugees presently in the regional processing centres. The agreement is with the United States,” Turnbull told a press conference in Canberra. He said the agreement, to be administered with the United Nations Refugee Agency, is available only to those Read more

Canberra distancing itself from control on Nauru questioned

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Human Rights Watch has questioned the Australian Government’s suggestion that it has limited control over the running of the offshore processing centre on Nauru.Nauru This comes as Canberra rejected a report by the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International which found that it is ignoring appalling human rights abuses against asylum seekers and refugees held Read more

Asylum seekers in Nauru subject to severe abuse

Friday, August 5th, 2016

About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to Nauru have suffered severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Most of them have been held there for three years. They routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who Read more

9 Christian leaders arrested protesting asylum seekers’ deporation

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Last week 9 Australian Christian leaders were arrested after they protested against the deportation of asylum seekers. The nine leaders from different Church traditions were protesting the deportation of 267 men, women and children to detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru. The majority of them are asylum seekers who were brought from the Read more