Category: Nauru

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…

Shut it down – Australia’s offshore immigration detention system is intolerable

MICHAEL LUCY, The Monthly Late yesterday afternoon, a Senate committee delivered its report into conditions at Australia’s “regional processing centre” in Nauru. The headline recommendation was that all children should be removed from the centre immediately. The report also repeats…

Nauru detention centre must be closed

Uniting Justice, 01 SEPTEMBER 2015 The Uniting Church is renewing its call for the immediate closure of the Nauru detention centre after another damning report into the centre’s operations. The Senate Select Committee’s report released on Monday describes a disturbing…

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.…

Wilson Security Guards handcuffed an asylum seeker boy as a joke:

(or when is a flexicuff not a cable tie?) Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson 29 August 2015 Four Wilson Security guards used a “cable tie” to handcuff an eight-year-old asylum seeker boy on Nauru as “a joke”, an apparent contradiction…

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…

She was raped, then denied medical treatment by Australian authorities

Grace Jennings-Edquist Mamamia 17 August 2015 A vulnerable young woman has been raped while under the care of the Australian Government. Now, those same officials are denying her vital medical treatment. Sounds like a  story that deserves front-page coverage, right? A…

Former Nauru guards speak out against Wilson Security over spying on Sarah Hanson-Young, cover-ups and abuse

LISA MAIN , ABC, 14 AUG 2015 Former guards from the Nauru detention centre have spoken out against Wilson Security, accusing the Australian company of providing misleading evidence to Parliament. The ABC’s 7.30 program has obtained footage shot on cameras…