Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

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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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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Anxious to conceal truth, this government agrees to a massive multi-million payout to refugees

The Australian government likes its refugees out of sight and out of mind. So it built offshore facilities to detain them. And it contracted them out to private companies. But now, a landmark settlement means that hundreds of refugees will … Continue reading

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Politician manufactured fake news to justify shootings on refugees

There is a call for the dismissal of Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton. This comes after Dutton issued a fake news report to explain shootings against refugees at the Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) detention centre. To read more, click … Continue reading

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Amnesty International warns off companies from taking up ‘toxic’ refugee detention contracts

A multinational corporation has raked in millions of dollars via a contract with the Australian government for the management of its offshore refugee detention facilities. But a damning report by Amnesty International makes it clear that the contract, which expires … Continue reading

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100s of refugees on Manus to commence litigation against Australia, with global implications

Hundreds of refugees are due to commence class action against illegal detention. If successful, the judgement would set a precedent and send a signal to governments that they have a legal responsibility of care to all refugees and asylum seekers. … Continue reading

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