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 …

Donate to help provide a dignified funeral for young man who died on Nauru

A much-loved and respected 26-year-old* – who himself pleaded for help, as did his family – became a fatal victim of offshore detention on Nauru on the 15th of June this year. In death, he has been treated as he was in life by those who ruled his incarceration. (The Australian government refused to reunite …

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 …

DO publicly vilify a man your policies have driven to suicide; DON’T inform his family of his death

A man fled genocide. So he was imprisoned. His medical condition tortured him for years  in detention. But his health was ignored as ruthlessly as his human rights. So, tragically, he ended his living hell. Two days ago, this website posted about the following exchange in Australia's parliament … Which was then updated to add … …

A 10 year old boy has repeatedly tried to kill himself because of Australia’s immigration policies. Who cares?? Not the Australian government.

When a child on Nauru is suicidal for almost 2 years, could perpetuating the myth of "saving lives at sea" REALLY be the priority of Australia's Department of Home Affairs?? This young boy has no HOME. And his AFFAIRS can be outlined as follows: he is a recognised refugee having fled with his family from Iran in …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …