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UN Slams Australia For Marriage Postal Survey and Refugee Treatment

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th November 2017 -  The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Australian government for the same-sex marriage postal survey and its treatment of asylum seekers – just weeks after

Human Rights Activists Continue to Push to End Manus ‘Chaos’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th November 2017 -  Human rights barrister Julian Burnside has joined with civil society leaders calling on the incoming New Zealand government to independently pursue negotiations with Papua New…

Manus Island Closure Putting Refugees At Risk of Violence Says Advocates

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 -  Refugee advocates have slammed the government’s handling of the Manus Island detention centre closure, accusing the government of breaching human rights and putting detainees

Blueprint for Australia’s Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  More than 42,000 Australians have backed a blueprint on how Australia should best respond to the global refugee crisis as “shocking” new figures reveal 20 people are displaced…

Class Action is Nail in The Coffin For Offshore Detention

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th June 2017 -  The announcement that asylum seekers held on Manus Island will receive $70 million, in what is said to be the largest human rights class action settlement in Australian legal history,

NFP Calls for Asylum Seeker Safety as Manus Set to Close

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Asylum seekers on Manus Island must be brought to safety, according to not for profits speaking in the wake of reports that the more than 800 men have been told they must leave the Australian-funded

Human Rights Organisations Call for Immediate Action on Offshore Detention

Wendy Williams, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  Human rights organisations across the country have united to call for immediate action on offshore detention and for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be brought to safety in Australia.

Government US Resettlement Agreement on Refugees Announced

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The federal government has reached a deal with the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island in what the prime minister has described as a “one-off only agreement”.…

NFPs Call for Humane Resettlement of Manus Asylum Seekers

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Not for Profits are calling on the Australian Government to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in a “humane and sustainable way” in the wake of news that an agreement has been

More Abuse Uncovered on Nauru, So Who’s Responsible?

Julie Edwards, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Opinion: It is time Australia rejected the fiction that our political leaders are not somehow responsible for what happens on the offshore detention centres they have created, writes

Manus Island Detention Centre To Close

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Manus Island detention centre is set to close as Australia and Papua New Guinea have reportedly reached an agreement. It was reported in the Guardian on Wednesday that Australian

Manus Island Refugees Take Legal Action

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  More than 700 asylum seekers held in detention at Manus Island have taken legal action against the federal government in a bid to bring them to Australia. Barrister Jay Williams, from
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