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 …

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‘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 …

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 …

Myths/Spin/Lies? … THE TRUTH ALL AUSTRALIANS NEED TO KNOW

On Monday (11 Dec), Peter Dutton threw out accusations of "lying" and "propaganda' and Malcolm Turnbull appeared on Q&A congratulating his coalition government for saving lives at sea, putting the people smugglers out of business and and having "one of the most generous humanitarian programs in the world", making the real issue that … ALL Australians …

ANOTHER PRISON – Update on Manus Refugees

To read more on why Australia's treatment of asylum seekers is a "catastrophe of conscious and political creation" with the 'saving drownings' myth exposed, click here        AND For detail on the recent revelations that the Australian government used increasingly more harsh measures to drive refugees and asylum seekers from the detention centre KNOWING the 'possibility of “extreme” outcomes', information …

Attack on Manus Refugees – Day 2

No one can now say that force is not being used. No one can dispute that violence is being inflicted on people on Manus Island and the REFUGEES are NOT responsible. The men who refused to leave the RPC have shown resilience and restraint to maintain their PEACEFUL protest under extreme pressure, particularly when a …

URGENT! POLICE OPERATION UNDERWAY ON MANUS

Papua New Guinea police and immigration officers have entered the former detention centre with refugees inside reporting large numbers of officers, including the paramilitary police Mobile Squad, shouting and demanding refugees hand over phones. The refugees say they have been given an hour to leave with officers being  intimidating and aggressive as they dismantle structures and throw …

The Power of Words … and the reality behind them

On a day when human rights are at the forefront of our minds – with Australia voting YES to marriage equality – it is a day to note and respect the POWER OF WORDS, the power of communication. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged the overwhelming majority of Australians who support marriage equality and yet it seems …

The FACTS about Manus

Today's Guardian article by Senator Nick McKim gives clarity and truth to some of the misinformation or doubts that proliferate about the crisis on Manus Island. To anyone who is asking questions about the refugees and their situation, there are some objective, informed answers. Here at this website too, we're aiming to provide a clear …

SPEAKING OUT as the Manus Crisis worsens …

The voices accusing Australia of crimes against humanity are far outweighing the pale repetition of baseless rhetoric by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton.   Grand Chief of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare has accused the Australian and PNG governments of lacking human dignity and respect over the Manus Island …