Posts Tagged ‘refugee centre’

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

Tension rising between locals and refugees in Manus

Friday, May 27th, 2016

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced on April 27 that Australian-funded Manus Island detention center, which houses refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants will be closed. The future of the detainees still remains uncertain. They have the option to settle in PNG or return home. The latest figures show just one in four transferees are opting Read more

Iron curtain of secrecy over refugee detention centres

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

“The Abbott Government is erecting an iron curtain of secrecy over what is happening and what has happened in Australia’s immigration detention system,” says barrister and spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance, Greg Barns. “The Australian Border Force Act, supported by the ALP and opposed only by the Greens, effectively turns the Department of Immigration Read more

Nauru: new President but old refugee policy

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The government of Nauru has indicated there will be no change in its support of the Coalition’s plan to reopen the Howard-era refugee processing centre, despite the sudden resignation of President Marcus Stephen. Nauru’s new President, Frederick Pitcher, told Nauru media there would be no change in the government’s course, despite the departure of his Read more