Posts Tagged ‘Nauru detention centre’

Aus PM backtracks on Nauru evacuation

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Scott Morrison also told Sky News sick children evacuated from Nauru for medical treatment would be sent back. Mr Morrison said about 30 children who remained on Nauru would be left there unless they needed medical attention in Australia or they were resettled in the United States. Continue reading

Mental health workers expelled from Nauru

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has confirmed it has ceased mental health work with refugees on Nauru after the island’s Government told the organisation it was no longer required. MSF said it was informed on Friday 5 October by the Government of Nauru that it was no longer required and terminated its provision of mental health 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

Australian, New Zealand, Melanesian and Pacific Bishops condemn asylum seekers’ situation

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The body representing the Catholic Bishops of  Oceania have joined the international outcry at what is happening to asylum seekers The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have issued a statement condemning what is happening to asylum seekers on Manus 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

Tragedy on Nauru: Australia acting like a stupid brutal nation?

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The death this week of Omid, a young refugee held on Nauru, brought feelings of sadness but also great anger. News that a second refugee, a young Somali woman, has self-immolated and is fighting for her life in a Brisbane hospital only adds to this. These are tragic, entirely predictable and preventable consequences of our Read more

Detention Centres operator’s 6 month profit Au$25M

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Broadspectrum operates detention centres, under contract to the Australian government, in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. The company that used to be called Transfield Services, has revealed a profit of Au$25.1 million for the six months to the end of December. The jump in group earnings was mostly driven by a 6.5 per cent rise Read more

5 year old boy may return to Nauru where alleged rapist is

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Now that Australia’s High Court has ruled that the offshore detention regime at Nauru and Manus Island is lawful a five year old boy who was allegedly raped on Nauru is facing the prospect of being returned to the detention centre where his attacker remains. The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said he will carefully Read more

Nauru – multinational replaces Save the Children

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The departure of Save the Children Australia from Nauru, means that the children incarcerated there have been left without a voice. The Australian government has granted the welfare contract to the multinational, Transfield Services. Transfield Services has received $1.5bn from the Australian federal government since being contracted in October 2012 to manage Australia’s detention centres Read more

Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru

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