Beyond the politicised white noise, refugees are being brutally mistreated

“Men are dying, women have been sexually assaulted and children traumatised on Manus and Nauru. This can’t continue” writes Daniel Webb in the Guardian. Click here to read the full piece.

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4 years. 10 dead. 2,000 asylum seekers held captive. Rampant sexual & physical abuse. $5BN.

“Four years since the then prime minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that “any asylum seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia”, offshore detention has cost Australian taxpayers almost $5bn and the future

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Can you help by donating a lawnmower?

We have three families who have moved into new homes and have need of lawnmowers! If you can help, please contact us!

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Manus Island: Asylum seekers told to leave before detention centre closes

“Asylum seekers on Manus Island have been told they must leave the Australian-funded detention centre so it can be closed. Papua New Guinea immigration officials told the more than 800 men in the detention centre that demolition work would start

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Revealed: year long campaign to make conditions harder in detention

“For more than a year, camp managers and security staff have waged a campaign to make Australia’s detention centre for refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island as inhospitable as possible, leaked documents reveal. A plan drafted in early 2016

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ICC told Australian detention could be a crime against humanity

“Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity, a petition before the International Criminal Court from a coalition of legal experts has alleged. On Monday morning, GMT, a 108-page legal submission from the Global Legal Action Network

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Refugee Council calls to evacuate camps and bring those seeking asylum to safety

Read the open statement from the Refugee Council, co-signed by BASP, on their website: Click here for details.

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Broken men in paradise – a New York Times special

“The world’s refugee crisis knows no more sinister exercise in cruelty than Australia’s island prisons.” Click here to read a damning piece about offshore detention in the NY Times.

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Australia makes deal to re-setting some refugees in US

“The Australian government has announced a new resettlement deal for refugees held on Manus Island and Nauru. The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said on Monday that some refugees would now be eligible for resettlement in the United States as part

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Australia Catholic Bishops statement in support of offshore detainees

By Archbishop Denis Hart, President, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference One of the greatest crises of our day is the plight of people forced from their own countries by war, persecution or poverty and forced to live without a home, without

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