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Manus Island at Boiling Point – NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th January 2015 -  Hundreds of refugees at the Australian Government’s Manus Island detention centre have joined a hunger strike and are threatening their own lives in protest of the way they…

Aid Agency Rejects Nauru Detention Claims

Lina Caneva, Friday, 3rd October 2014 -  Aid agency Save the Children has rejected claims that their staff at the Nauru Detention Centre have fabricated allegations of abuse and self harm. The rebuff from the Not for Profit…

Tamil Asylum Seeker Claims Go to High Court

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  Asylum seeker lawyers have won the right to proceed to a full bench hearing of the High Court to challenge to the Federal Government's powers to detain and turn back asylum seekers…

Increase in Young People In Detention – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd May 2013 -  A new report released by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) says investment in community-driven services to prevent young offending is urgently needed to reduce the…

PIAC Wins National Youth Legal Award

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st August 2012 -  The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has won a prestigious 2012 Children’s Law Award for its work around redressing for the unlawful detention of children and…

Amnesty Warning on Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th October 2010 -  Amnesty International has warned that detention conditions on Christmas Island are deteriorating rapidly and asylum seekers there, as well as in other detention centres around…
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