MANUS: Suicide attempt, Medical Crisis, APEC …

Suicide attempt as Manus refugees moved for APEC Manus Island medical crisis overshadowed by Nauru 'Let us free' - Manus refugees write to APEC leaders   These three  important stories (click on the links above to read the details) have been released by Radio New Zealand over the last two weeks … and now the …

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Kids Off Nauru Bill

The Australian Parliament might be shifting. Not anywhere near enough. But something is better than nothing when people are suffering purely because of the decision-making of Australian politicians. Andrew Wilkie (IND), Adam Bandt (Greens) and Rebekha Sharkie (Centre Alliance) have introduced the Migration Amendment (Kids Off Nauru) Bill 2018 which seeks to amend the Migration …

‘Doctors Without Borders’/MSF demand END TO OFFSHORE PROCESSING

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are speaking out against Nauru detention … and you can join them. MSF launched psychological and psychiatric services on Nauru in November 2017. Ten days ago, on October 5, the government of Nauru informed MSF that services were "no longer required" and requested that MSF end activities …

Does Scott Morrison know what he has REALLY done?

Australia's Prime Minister is so proud of his role in preventing* persecuted people reaching Australian soil with the hopes of living peaceful lives that a trophy that represents the boats he has 'stopped' sits proudly in his office. But as the Guardian points out: *in reality the boats have not stopped – with several making …

BREAKING NEWS: Dutton back to Home Affairs

The new PM, Scott Morrison – proud author of 'Operation Sovereign Borders' during his time as Immigration Minister – has reappointed Peter Dutton as Minister of Home Affairs. Although this is a partnership that will require extra effort from those who are opposed to the current policies, it is slightly diluted by the fact that …

Another suicide on Nauru … thanks to a policy that’s “saving lives”

Now is the time. If you've EVER considered that Australia's policies affecting people seeking asylum are wrong, please SPEAK OUT. Please share this tragic news and encourage others to use their democratic power to change the cruel approach advocated by both the Coalition and Labor. Yet another innocent person is dead because of indefinite offshore …

Labor on Refugees? Slim hope for humanity after all

Our post "FINALLY … Labor CONSIDERING CHANGING Position on Offshore Processing!" came from news that there was to be debate at the July Labor Party annual conference over the retention of restrict offshore processing policy. But the prospect of that possibly leading to at least one of the major parties beginning to develop humane, logical and …

You decide what’s “appalling” …

UPDATED to add:  Police on Manus Island have referred to the death as a "very unfortunate" apparent suicide. Are Australia's policies and practices people in relation to refugees right and just? "I think not." If you think it's "appalling" for the Australian government to discard persecuted people's lives as if they mean nothing at all, …

Australia – a government that commits torture and doesn’t care?

When we think of torture, we each have our own interpretations. For most Australians, it's likely that theirs come from history or from fiction. TORTURE is a sickening word. But it's an even more sickening act. So of course no Australian would want to contemplate that they or their government were currently committing, or party to, …

“I wanted to become an important person but I became nothing …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=XHOtbBAT4q8 Ali is a 12-year-old Iranian asylum seeker detained on Nauru. His mother has been repeatedly recommended for urgent medical transfer to Australia but, 14 months on, there is no immediate plan to move her. Now he believes that "there are no good humans left in the world". Please read his story here, share this …