Tag Archives: Australia

Australian lawyers and doctors seek international help to rescue refugees detained on Nauru

  Incidents of self-harm and threats of suicide by children illegally and indefinitely detained on a remote island are reportedly on the increase. Yet authorities have decided to bar the doctors who were trying to help them. A leading lawyers’ group … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning faced visa ban, despite support from three Nobel Peace Prize winners

A threat to ban celebrated whistleblower Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning from visiting Australia has meant she will be unable to speak in person at a scheduled event at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 2nd September. Government dithering also means … Continue reading

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Leaked manual shows how US officials were authorised to use entrapment and sexual liaisons against immigrants

A leaked undercover operations training manual reveals how US agencies were authorised to carry out entrapment and other illegal activities against people who immigrated to the United States. These included forming long-term sexual liaisons with targets. To read more, click … Continue reading

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Activists scale Sydney icon in support of hundreds of refugees threatened with violence [TWEETS]

Activists have scaled Sydney Opera House in support of more than 600 refugees – all men – on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The refugees, who have been detained for more than four years, are refusing to leave a … Continue reading

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Australia’s offshore refugees lose court action. But there’s a twist to the ruling, says lawyer

  Around 600 refugees have been held for years on a remote island detention centre by the Australian government. But now Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities, acting in conjunction with the Australian government, have stopped all food, running water and … Continue reading

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This Kurdish journalist fled persecution in Iran, only to be jailed by Australia for being a refugee

A Kurdish journalist and poet fled Iran to seek asylum in Australia. But Australian authorities incarcerated him on the remote Manus Island (Papua New Guinea). He has since made a film of what it’s like there. And its international premiere … Continue reading

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An ‘army’ of Aussie citizens takes a stand against modern-day ‘concentration camps’

  During World War Two, people across Europe risked their lives to offer sanctuary to refugees escaping from the Nazis. And today, amid another refugee crisis, citizens are once again coming together to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

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