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Just one question … HOW LONG??

In Australia, criminals convicted of murder and rape know the length of their sentence. It's the law. In Australia, victims of oppressive regimes who arrive seeking help are never told the length of their detention. That's criminal. It has been 4 years since Reza Barati was killed in the 'regional processing centre' he was detained …

UNCHR assesses Manus conditions as worse than ever

On February 13, the UNHCR released its latest report on the status of detention on Manus Island. And the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the Australian government has dumped people seeking asylum on the island, imprisoned them for 4 years and now abandoned them. (Click on the underlined text here to read …

‘Dying is better than living, you’ll be free’ … Australia’s policies inflict THIS THOUGHT on a CHILD and then deny her need for proper healthcare

[Warning: the content of this post about severe mental illness will disturb readers. For those detrimentally affected by this topic, please refrain from reading. Your ongoing support is deeply appreciated.] She is 12 years old or younger. She has been held on Nauru for almost 5 years. And she desperately wants to die. Crying and …

Hundreds of refugees approved for permanent protection but Minister ensures delays so it can never be officially granted

REVEALED TODAY: In 2013, the Immigration Department under Minister Scott Morrison attempted to prevent legitimate refugees from being granted their approved permanent protection visas while the government rushed through policy changes to prohibit stateless vulnerable people from ever being able to permanently resettle in Australia.  The ABC has been able to access federal cabinet documents that …

“Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVFj9NHcpqY This film was shot on a mobile phone by Kurdish-Iranian refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani who remains on Manus Island. His collaboration with Netherlands-based Iranian filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani to produce this documentary feature is essential viewing for anyone to whom the issue of the treatment of refugees matters. There is no embellishment, there …

Australia Day

A few hundred years ago, a group of Europeans took a treacherous boat journey. Some to find a new beginning, some to live a life of punishment for having to do desperate things to feed their families. When their boats reached the shores of a distant territory, people were already there. Living on the land … …

Beyond the Wire … the people of Manus Island

The Australian Council for International Development and Guardian Australia have put together an online collection of personal insights called BEYOND THE WIRE The refugees brought to Manus Island and the local people share their stories   This is a collection of stories of the people of Manus Island – those sent there against their will …

When a 6yr old says her name is ‘EZB037’, something is very very wrong

During my first visits to the Nauru "regional processing centre" in 2014, I knelt down to speak with a six year-old girl. Asking her name, I was disturbed when she answered with a boat number, "EZB037.” Believing she misheard, I asked again, only to hear the same letters and number repeated. We can only imagine …

TOO SICK to transfer from Nauru for urgent medical treatment

Today, another harrowing personal story has highlighted one of the many cruelly damaging aspects of Australia's offshore processing/detention policy. A Rohingya man who has been on Nauru for years – even though his wife and baby have been transferred to Australia – was reported as being unable to be transferred to Australia because his health …

PROPAGANDA:

"information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view"     or "information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc."   Looking at 4 days of 'news', perhaps the Australian public should be thinking about where to …