Rape and self-harm in Nauru, Senate inquiry hears

“A child asylum seeker at Nauru was allegedly raped by another detainee in the shower, a staff member violently dragged a child from a bus and 253 detainees have attempted self-harm, a Senate inquiry has heard, raising serious concerns over Australia’s offshore processing regime.

Transfield Services, which runs the detention centre at Nauru, says there have been 67 child abuse allegations at the facility – 30 against staff and 37 against asylum seekers.”

Click here to read the report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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