Category: Manus Island

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Dear ABC, Why are you not reporting what is happening on Manus Island, as your charter says you should? We, Australians opposed to the offshore detention camps, are dismayed at your silence over Australia’s horrific and ever-increasing cruelty to the…

Appeal for Faysal’s Family

A fundraising account has been set up for the family of Sudanese refugee Faysal Ahmed, who passed away on Christmas Eve. The men of Manus Island detention centre have already raised some funds to assist Faysal’s wife and son through…

RESETTLEMENT IN PNG NO OPTION FOR GAY REFUGEES

MEDIA RELEASE – RAINBOW REFUGEE ACTION CANBERRA, 27 October 2015 Last Friday, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced that Papua New Guinea will begin resettling refugees currently detained on Manus Island. Canberra refugee rights group Rainbow Refugee Action has stated that…

Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants (sic)

Editorial Board, New York Times 3 September 2015 It is inexcusable that some find themselves today in situations that are more hopeless and degrading than the ones that prompted them to flee. Some European officials may be tempted to adopt…

Transfield to run detention centres on Nauru, Manus Island for five more years

Jenny Wiggins, AFR, 31 August 2015 Transfield Services is expected to continue managing detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island for five more years after being selected as the preferred tenderer for a new contract by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.…

The use of force in immigration detention facilities

A publication of the Australian Human Rights Foundation The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 (the Bill) would give increased power to ‘authorised officers’ to use force against people (including asylum seekers) in immigration…

Manus Island: Papua New Guinea court rules human rights inquiry null and void over perceived bias

LIAM COCHRANE ABC News % August 2015 Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has declared a human rights inquiry into the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island to be null and void, because of perceived bias. A three-person bench of the…