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Media Release 31/10 | Children from Nauru, detained in Australia and not going to school

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims the Coalition government has got children out of detention on the mainland and is ‘quietly’ getting children off Nauru. This is a lie. Not only has the Morrison government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers to fight children on Nauru coming to Australia, but many of those children brought(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 23/10 | PNG SUPREME COURT DISMISSES MANUS CASE ON TECHNICALITY

The PNG Supreme Court has dismissed the case of Behrouz Boochani and 730 other Manus detainees for the constitutional enforcement of their rights. The Supreme Court ruled that the case was essentially a compensation case for the breach of their human rights prior to the Supreme Court orders in 2016 that the Lombrum detention centre(…)

MEDIA ALERT 23/10 | MANUS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO BE HANDED DOWN TODAY, 2PM

The long-awaited judgement of the PNG Supreme Court regarding illegal imprisonment and enforcement of constitutional and human rights of the Manus asylum seekers will be handed down today, Tuesday 23 October, at 2pm. The PNG court decision will lay the basis for seeking summary judgement for compensation and also orders for the unconditional release of(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 8/10 | NAURU POLICE ARREST ATTEMPTED SUICIDE VICTIM

Nauruan police have arrested a 36 year-old Iranian refugees after he attempted suicide on Nauru today, Monday 9 October. The refugee swallowed washing powder at the Anibare camp, around 4.30pm (Nauru time).  Although the man was in obvious distress, and struggled to strand, instead of an ambulance being called, police arrived and placed him under(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 6/10 | NAURU IN MELTDOWN: GOVERNMENT ENDS MSF ROLE ON NAURU

The Nauru government has ended the role of  Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders on the island.   MSF emailed various clients today Saturday, 6 October informing them that all MSF services fininsh today – email pasted below.   According to the MSF web site, the humanitarian association has only operated on the island since late(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 3/10 | MANUS PETITION HANDED TO CHIEF JUSTICE OF PNG SUPREME COURT

A petition signed by 368 Manus asylum seekers and refugees has been handed to the office of the Chief Justice of the PNG Supreme Court, and to Justice Alan David, who was one of the presiding judges of the Manus Island case. The case was heard in April, this year, but six months later, the(…)