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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The Forgotten Children

4 Corners has spoken to children who have been released from detention but remain on Nauru. Their report – “The Forgotten Children” aired on ABC on Monday 17th October. Click here and go to the 4 Corners website to watch

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Amnesty International says Nauru refugee policy breaks international human rights laws

“Australia’s policy of holding refugees on Nauru indefinitely amounts to a systematic violation of human rights and possibly constitutes torture, international human rights organisation Amnesty has said in a damning report.” Click here to read details on the ABC website.

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“Pathways to Protection” AHRC’s human-rights based response to asylum seekers

“Pathways to protection: a human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea” has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission and published at Australian Policy Online. Click here to go to the AHRC’s detailed plan.

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Gillian Triggs to Malcolm Turnbull – “Bring Them Here”

“Gillian Triggs has urged Malcolm Turnbull to move quickly to bring asylum seekers who have been held on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia and embrace a suite of new policies to ensure the people smuggling trade does not resume.”

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UN to question Nauru about abuse and treatment of children in detention

“Nauru will come under fresh scrutiny in a United Nations hearing over the treatment of child asylum seekers sent there by the Australian government. On Tuesday the 73rd committee on the rights of the child will be held in Geneva,

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Leaked “Nauru Files” document trauma and abuse in detention

From the Guardian: “The devastating trauma and abuse inflicted on children held by Australia in offshore detention has been laid bare in the largest cache of leaked documents released from inside its immigration regime. More than 2,000 leaked incident reports

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“Facts no longer matter” when discussing Muslims in Australia

“The most troubling aspect of the current debate about Muslims in Australia is that facts are irrelevant. So despite the fact that Australian Muslim leaders and spokespeople have publicly condemned terrorism and Islamic State again and again and again and

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Survey shows majority of Australians believe boat arrivals should stay

From the Guardian: “Refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to resettle in the country, a majority of Australians believe, new polling released just days before the election shows. A poll of more than 1,400 people commissioned

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