Posts Tagged ‘Nauru asylum seekers’

Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The offices of Save the Children workers helping asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru have been raided by police, the aid agency said Tuesday, as debate rages in Australia over new whistleblower laws. It is understood that police seized electronic items such as phones and laptops during the raid on Saturday, with the operation Read more

Hell exists and its Nauru says priest Comments 0

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The Anglican Bishop of Newcastle has defended a priest over a sign outside a Gosford church that read, “Hell exists and it’s on Nauru”. The messages on the signboard outside the church on the NSW Central Coast, of which Father Rod Bower is archdeacon, have taken aim at detention centre operator Transfield on more than Read more

Unwell asylum seekers on Nauru to be treated in PNG Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

A medical advocate for refugees says a decision to transfer unwell asylum seekers on Nauru to Papua New Guinea rather than Australia for backup specialist treatment is an appalling and unethical move. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection says Nauru’s government has been seeking medical backup treatment options. Asylum seekers held on Nauru who Read more

Child Protection Panel, Police to be sent to Nauru Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Australia’s Immigration Department has established a Child Protection Panel to provide independent advice on child protection at the country’s asylum seeker detention centres — including the one on Nauru. It says four Australian Federal Police officers will also travel to Nauru to advise local police. Both developments are part of the government’s response to the Read more

Nauru blocks Facebook on moral and religious grounds Comments 0

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Nauru’s Justice Minister, David Adeang, has issued a press release defending, on moral and religious grounds, his government’s decision to control access to the internet. However some are claiming the social media blackout was directed by the Australian government to assist its Cambodian resettlement policy. The Nauru government says it is restricting internet access to block Read more

Ten unaccompanied minors sent to Nauru Comments 0

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Ten unaccompanied minors have been sent to the asylum seeker processing centre on Nauru. Advocates from Save the Children, the charity employed to look after the children, say the minors arrived last Sunday morning and will be held in a detention centre that houses family groups. Save the Children says research shows the longer the Read more

Seven Pointers for Stopping the Boats Ethically Comments 0

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Is there any ethical discussion to be had about stopping the boats, or is it just a matter of whatever it takes? Professor of law at Australian Catholic University, Fr Frank Brennan offers his seven points for stopping the boats ethically in this article first published in Eureka Street. Read More     Related Posts:Reflections Read more

Five attempted Suicides on Nauru since 21 Janaury Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Refugee Action Coalition Sydney has reported five attempted suicides by asylum seekers in Nauru in recent weeks. The latest attempted hanging took place last Saturday (2 February). All of those attempting suicide were Iranian or Iraqi asylum seekers among those transferred from Australia to Nauru on 21 January, 2013 “Just as with the recent suicide Read more

Asylum seekers’ processing delay in Nauru Comments 0

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Radio Australia reports that the processing of asylum seekers sent to Nauru by the Australian government “may be six months or more away yet”. This is according to a spokesperson for Australia’s Immigration Minister. Major Paul Moulds, of the Salvation Army, is quoted as saying that the uncertainty is having a detrimental effect on the Read more